Verizon's New Repair Method: Plastic Garbage Bags

Ryan Rawdon ryan at u13.net
Thu Oct 11 17:13:18 UTC 2012


On Aug 20, 2012, at 2:09 PM, 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.
> 
> http://rock.nyigc.net/verizon/
> 
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> 


I was just walking home to see similar craftsmanship (garbage bags and all) on two poles behind our new apartment.  I believe this is AT&T territory in Chicago

Pole 1 - there is literally a rat/squirrel/bird nest behind the wiring:
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-KqNM2R3MOnQ/UHb7Sk3FPmI/AAAAAAAAG84/XVDEXZTdCWo/s1126/IMG_20121011_114845.jpg
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Nwe3xErIU4o/UHb7Su66QLI/AAAAAAAAG84/fOl6fzEy1lM/s1126/IMG_20121011_114848.jpg
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-sDjLkDdDt9w/UHb7SuQq-jI/AAAAAAAAG84/RAUtBJUeENE/s1126/IMG_20121011_114855.jpg

Pole 2 (not quite as bad):
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-wONWhhi4q9c/UHb7SrnX0ZI/AAAAAAAAG84/XcgxT9hDvvw/s1126/IMG_20121011_114926.jpg


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