Coming soon to a state near you: a bill designed (by AT&T, no less) to weaken cities' ability to regulate cable franchises. Free Press Ohio is a very Republican state, so as the article goes on to say, the skids are well-greased. Incidentally, those "boxes popping up on tree lawns" are literally the size of refrigerators, and it's already been determined that AT&T has the right-of-way, even on the homeowner's own treelawn. So when this comes to your state, you'd better hope it's not your treelawn. But then, you didn't really want the right to decide what does or doesn't go on in your community anyway, did you? God I love deregulation.