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Dear West Berkshire Council,

As per Guardian article:

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2...

Quotation:
"Lampposts have suddenly become hot property because 5G requires the installation of transmitters on a dense network of masts taller than a double-decker bus. As a result, mobile network operators (MNOs) are clamouring for access to lampposts and other tall structures in cities, and are threatening legal action to any local authorities or landlords who stand in their way."

Can you firstly confirm who owns the street furniture in the West Berkshire area, and secondly are you (or have been) in communication with any service providers to facilitate any 5G digital infrastructure.
And Lastly can you confirm or deny you are facing any legal action, in (or not) facilitating any said infrastructure.

Yours faithfully,

Nate Clark

foi, West Berkshire Council

FoI/2019/607

 

Dear Mr Clark

 

Request for information: 5g Service Provider Facilitation

 

Thank you for your request received 31^st May 2019; we will respond within
twenty working days.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

James Gore

Data Protection Officer

Legal and Strategic Support 

West Berkshire Council  Market Street  Newbury  RG14 5LD

(01635) 519591| Ext 2591 | [1][email address]

[2]www.westberks.gov.uk 

 

 

From: Nate Clark [mailto:[FOI #580053 email]]
Sent: 31 May 2019 14:45
To: foi <[West Berkshire Council request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - 5G Service Provider
facilitation.

 

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Dear West Berkshire Council,

As per Guardian article:

[3]https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2...

Quotation:
"Lampposts have suddenly become hot property because 5G requires the
installation of transmitters on a dense network of masts taller than a
double-decker bus. As a result, mobile network operators (MNOs) are
clamouring for access to lampposts and other tall structures in cities,
and are threatening legal action to any local authorities or landlords who
stand in their way."

Can you firstly confirm who owns the street furniture in the West
Berkshire area, and secondly are you (or have been) in communication with
any service providers to facilitate any 5G digital infrastructure.
And Lastly can you confirm or deny you are facing any legal action, in (or
not) facilitating any said infrastructure.

Yours faithfully,

Nate Clark

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foi, West Berkshire Council

FoI/2019/607

 

Dear Mr Clark

 

Request for information: 5g Service Provider Facilitation

 

Please see below the Council’s response to your request for information.

 

You have asked;

 

Can you firstly confirm who owns the street furniture in the West
Berkshire area, and secondly are you (or have been) in communication with
any service providers to facilitate any 5G digital infrastructure.

And Lastly can you confirm or deny you are facing any legal action, in (or
not) facilitating any said infrastructure.

 

As the highway authority, West Berkshire Council is responsible for the
majority of street lights in the West Berkshire area.

 

Superfast Berkshire, and the Council, are not in any discussions with any
service providers concerning 5G infrastructure.

 

The Council is not facing any legal action concerning 5G.

 

If you are unhappy with the way your request has been handled or the
outcome of your request, you may ask for an internal review. You should
contact The FoI Reviewing Officer, Strategic Support, Council Offices,
Market Street, Newbury RG14 5LD, email [1][email address] , within 40
working days, if you wish to request a review.

 

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have
the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a
decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:

Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow,
Cheshire SK9 5AF

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Suzi Kenchington 

Information Compliance Officer

Legal and Strategic Support,

West Berkshire Council, Council Offices, Market Street, Newbury, RG14 5LD

email:  [2][email address]

' 01635 519860 (external)      '  2860 (internal)      

P Do you really need to print this email?

 

 

From: Nate Clark [[3]mailto:[FOI #580053 email]]
Sent: 31 May 2019 14:45
To: foi <[4][West Berkshire Council request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - 5G Service Provider
facilitation.

 

This is an EXTERNAL EMAIL. STOP. THINK before you CLICK links or OPEN
attachments.

Dear West Berkshire Council,

As per Guardian article:

[5]https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2...

Quotation:
"Lampposts have suddenly become hot property because 5G requires the
installation of transmitters on a dense network of masts taller than a
double-decker bus. As a result, mobile network operators (MNOs) are
clamouring for access to lampposts and other tall structures in cities,
and are threatening legal action to any local authorities or landlords who
stand in their way."

Can you firstly confirm who owns the street furniture in the West
Berkshire area, and secondly are you (or have been) in communication with
any service providers to facilitate any 5G digital infrastructure.
And Lastly can you confirm or deny you are facing any legal action, in (or
not) facilitating any said infrastructure.

Yours faithfully,

Nate Clark

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