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Hi. Any observations of how delicate overhead fibre cables are, what bt might charge to lower them etc. Are they as flexible as a phone line? Cheers 

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Pretty tough. I've seen a pretty hefty bit of leyland bounce off. I'd say they were as flexible as phone lines, but a bit tougher. It might have been luck that it didn't get plucked out, mind. I do not know repair costs or if they will drop them for you.

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May not be owned by BT as many companies put them up on BT poles, not cheap to repair as up to 90 lines in one cable not 4 like old cables. 

 

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I think they have to replace line from house to pole with box on if broken or damaged. Not cost effective to repair.

not cheap I’d say 

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Hmmm check yr Public Liability insurance as fibre cables can be outrageous  :(  K   (  comms underground esp )  

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I was told by the engineer that the fibre cable dont like being clobbered , or if they are bent or creased you'll need a new line putting in 

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1of the other cutters somehow dropped a tree right throu the only 4m section where the underground fibre optic was raised over a bridge.

 

I wasnae on that site that day, there was a bit of moaning and p**s taking but I never heard too much about it being really expensive to fix althou the boy from cottage was moaning as had no porn for 4 days.

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27 minutes ago, drinksloe said:

1of the other cutters somehow dropped a tree right throu the only 4m section where the underground fibre optic was raised over a bridge.

 

I wasnae on that site that day, there was a bit of moaning and p**s taking but I never heard too much about it being really expensive to fix althou the boy from cottage was moaning as had no porn for 4 days.

Should have let him borrow your phone to beat one off  😆

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They are very delicate, if I remember correctly they have glass in them and don't strech. We broke one last year that bt had just put up. Fortunately they weren't live and bt paid as they shouldn't have strung them between the branches in the first place. Copper ones didnt brake. 

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