Verizon's New Repair Method: Plastic Garbage Bags

Justin M. Streiner streiner at
Mon Aug 20 19:21:45 UTC 2012

On Mon, 20 Aug 2012, Eric Wieling wrote:

> For a while we have had a customer with some lines which go down every time it rains.   We put in the trouble ticket, a couple of days later Verizon says the issue is resolved...until the next time it rains.
> The customer sent us some pictures today of the pole outside their office.   The repair appears to be wrapping some plastic bags around something up on the pole.  Here is link to the pictures the customer sent us, in case anyone in the mood for a good scare.

If I didn't see the loops of electrical tape holding the whole works 
together I'd say that was a squirrel nest.

The two aerial runs that appear to be using each other to turn a corner 
(right above the plastic-and-electrical-tape mess in the top picture) is 
an especially nice and creative touch.  I sincerely hope the smaller of 
the two aerials is not a lashing wire.

jm"well *there's* your problem"s

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