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erin

@comcast.net

[Fiber Pics] Can you ID this cable?

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I want to move to this house but I would like to know what this cable is first. I was told by the city that it is a Century Link telecom cable but I would like to know if it is fiber optics or POTS. Do you know?


ilikeme
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Looks like a copper trunk line for phone.


r2d2

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reply to erin

Without a better picture it is hard to tell but from here it looks like a copper it may have an over lashing but hard to tell from the picture.

The boot is a splice point on the line and or a tap point for individual telephone drops to be connected to



tschmidt
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As others have posted pretty hard to tell but looks like ordinary multipair copper cable.

To research this some more check the line out over a longer distance. If fiber see Orange jacket identifying it as fiber optic cable.

Fiber has stringent bend radius. If you see something that looks like a snowshoe attached to the cable that is pretty good indication you are looking at fiber, or at least fiber overlashed to a copper

»www.qualitycable.com/LL_FIBOPTSS_.htm

/tom
edit fixed link



shinjuru
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Showing 404 Error: Page Not Found for me.


tschmidt
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said by shinjuru:

Showing 404 Error: Page Not Found for me.

Oops sorry about that.

Paste error on my part. I fixed the link, should not have "cable" at the end of the URL.

/tom