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Member Forums => The Complaint Department => Topic started by: Keighlar on February 25, 2016, 09:35:35 AM

Title: Pennsylvania Investigating State Of Verizon’s Landline Service
Post by: Keighlar on February 25, 2016, 09:35:35 AM
http://consumerist.com/2016/02/23/pennsylvania-investigating-state-of-verizons-landline-service/

For the article:
Verizon is once again being accused of neglecting its copper-wire landline network. Following complaints from workers of damaged, sagging lines and unsafe utility poles, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission has announced it will be looking into whether or not the telecom giant’s actions put employees and the public at risk.

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Title: Re: Pennsylvania Investigating State Of Verizon’s Landline Service
Post by: hbiss on February 25, 2016, 10:52:08 AM
You see much of that here also.

-Hal
Title: Re: Pennsylvania Investigating State Of Verizon’s Landline Service
Post by: MacGyver on February 25, 2016, 11:57:45 AM
That's pretty pathetic, but at least they have poles.  Out in East Texas there is a hick operation named Blossom Telephone Company that literally just drapes the cables along peoples' barbed wire fences running down the road.
Title: Re: Pennsylvania Investigating State Of Verizon’s Landline Service
Post by: EV607797 on February 28, 2016, 08:31:16 AM
I haven't seen it quite as bad here.  Most of what I see is open pedestals and cross connect cabinets.  I'm pretty sure that they don't get away with the pole issues because Dominion-Virginia Power owns most of them and they won't tolerate that kind of shoddy workmanship.  We're also about 80% underground here.