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A broadband trial being conducted in London by provider BT has been suspended following the protests of local people.

The Times reported that residents of Muswell Hill appealed to the London Borough of Haringey to stop the trial because they do not want have more of BT's large junction boxes on their streets.

Speaking to the newspaper about the 1.8m high green cabinets, John Crompton, Treasurer of the Muswell Hill and Fortis Green Association, said that the ones which have already been installed are unattractive and disruptive.

He said: "These cabinets are unsightly and are taller than most garden walls. It's counter-intuitive. Technology is meant to be getting smaller."

According to a spokesman from Haringey council, BT is now trying to find an alternative solution.

He said: "There was some local concern that BT installed these cabinets before getting planning approval."

BT is continuing the trial of its super-fast 40Mb fibre optic broadband in Whitchurch, Cardiff.

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