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LFHC

join:2012-11-04
Collinsville, VA

Aerial Drop

Random question but I moved to a new home where everything is on poles and they had to replace the aerial drop then that cables goes down the pole and to a little interface that splices that cable with another section of cable that goes underground to the NID on the side of the home why not just one straight cable?

Ken1943

join:2001-12-30
Denver, CO
As a retired telephone tech, nice testing point to split the two cable runs and don't have to climb the pole.


billaustin
they call me Mr. Bill
Premium,MVM
join:2001-10-13
North Las Vegas, NV
kudos:5
reply to LFHC
We have the same thing here. The underground cable to the house was run with the electric cable while the house was under construction. The connections were completed at the pole after service was ordered. When we had a pair fail in the underground cable, they put in a new drop from the pole to the side of the house.

LFHC

join:2012-11-04
Collinsville, VA
Luckily the underground cable is new. the aerial was old not twisted pair. but the new aerial drop is a twisted pair cable so im happy with that and the fact that I can upgrade to 10mbps at this house.