At home, it is not the fiber that encounters problems, but a relay antenna. Raphaël Nivoit, the mayor (DVD) of Gambais, a village in Yvelines near Eure-et-Loir, was quick to react to Laurent Brosse's intervention on Internet access problems in his city.
On the social network X (formerly Twitter), he left this comment that summarizes the problem facing his municipality: "Dear Laurent Brosse I hope you will have more luck than me because I ask the minister's office to contact me for a concern of pooling mobile antenna, my messages remain without return". "It's a way of wishing good luck to my counterpart," ironically the elected to the Parisian.
Dear @LaurentBrosse I hope you will have more luck than me because I ask the minister's office to contact me for a concern of sharing mobile antenna, my messages remain without return. 😉
— Raphaël NIVOIT (@RaphaelNivoit) September 19, 2023
To address the Minister Delegate for Digital, Raphaël Nivoit, he went through the association of rural mayors. "I have indicated that I would like a meeting with Jean-Noël Barrot and we have not received an answer since July. Here, we are in the lives of real people! It is the mayors who know the terrain. We want to say to the ministers: come and see us in our territories! »
"Municipalities also have their say"
Since July 2021, the municipality of Gambais has been navigating the meanders of a dispute related to urban planning law, which opposes it to the operator Free. SFR, Bouygues and Orange are already installed and "integrated into the landscape". The mayor proposed to Free to settle on the pole shared by Bouygues and SFR. But the operator does not want to and argues that it is "technically impossible".
"They prefer to stick a 30-meter-high pole just in front of the other, less than ten meters and in a beautiful landscaped plain," enrages the mayor. All without explaining to us why our pooling proposal is not possible. »
The municipality initiated proceedings based on planning law, which it won on form but lost on substance. "The technical aspect of this sharing of antennas is not my responsibility," explains Raphaël Nivoit. We are asking the minister to respond and look into this. We welcome new technologies and are in favour of free competition... But the municipalities also have their say. »