Verizon's New Repair Method: Plastic Garbage Bags

Ben Bartsch uwcableguy at gmail.com
Wed Aug 22 09:20:58 CDT 2012


Temporary Fix + It Works = Permanent Fix

On Mon, Aug 20, 2012 at 2:25 PM, Pedersen, Sean <Sean.Pedersen at usairways.com
> wrote:

> What's the bubble-wrap for? Protection in case of bird collision?
>
> Looks like they borrowed from Qwest's repair manual. We have a lot of
> pedestals around the city that are covered in Hefty bags. Granted, we're in
> Phoenix, and there isn't much here that is prepared for rain since we don't
> get a lot of it.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Eric Wieling [mailto:EWieling at nyigc.com]
> Sent: Monday, August 20, 2012 12:10 PM
> To: nanog at nanog.org
> Subject: Verizon's New Repair Method: Plastic Garbage Bags
>
> 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.
>
> http://rock.nyigc.net/verizon/
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