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Dear PoP – What are These Cables?

by Prince Of Petworth March 2, 2010 at 2:30 pm 9 Comments

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“Dear PoP,

Not sure if you guys noticed, but last week there were contractors installing fiber optic cables under Quebec Pl. I just noticed that there is a new orange fiber cable going up the telephone pole in the back of my house. I was wondering if you know what the purpose of the cable is? Is it for the future-proofing/regular maintenance or are there new services going to be offered? Last I heard FiOS is not available in D.C. due to politics.

I noticed one of the installation trucks said Danella Construction on it. I looked at ther website http://www.danella.com and they didn’t have any projects listed for D.C. other than an old project they did downtown.

I also drove down a few other alleys it appears the cables are on every alley along Warder St. and continuing up 7th St. From the pictures you can see the cables are not hooked up to anything on the pole yet.”

Anyone know what the story is on these orange cables? Have you seen them around your house/apartment as well?

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