It is very much an overreaction. The photos in the report are representative to a degree (have seen many other photos where conditions were better and a few where action was required and taken by the contractors).
The public reaction here is emanating from a very, very, very small minority. The fact that it's telecom/cable works is kind of irrelevant as if it were other utilities (gas, water, electric) the response from the public minority is expected to be the same.
On the development front, you've got other issues such as getting the utilities to the site and the subsequent public response to those who don't want the development. Even when works are under way, there is little you can do to sway the minds of people against the development to think they can stop, or even reverse the decision of the Planning Authority, and explaining that the permitting of the utility works is entirely separate by the Highway Authority.
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Edited by Yaz (Sat 11-Feb-17 15:07:29)