nunyaWho is John Galt?Premium,MVMReviews:
O Fallon, MO
reply to WHT
Re: Homebrew DSL The "gansta's" will have it cut down and "recycled" within a few hours.
Seriously though, they scrap everything now. In the olden days, a dead cable might linger in the underground forever. After TA96 they wanted to make sure the ducts were not available for "competitors" (facilities based CLECs). The CLECSs got a ruling on that, so the telco's had to remove any dead cables.
There are probably still some 4800 pair cables with 2 or 3 air pressure circuits working on them.
Realistically, most everything copper goes to the scrappers. They pay the phone company for being allowed to come in and remove the cables.
If someone refers to herself / himself as a "guru", they probably aren't.