buried telephone cable

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 Question by jeff bates posted 18 Feb 2004
 buried telephone cable
What type of cable is used for buried residential telephone line? Does your book "Residential Cabling Guide" address bringing the cable to the residence?
 Answer by Dmitri Abaimov posted 19 Feb 2004
Dear Jeff,

This is normally a poliethylene jacket gel filled twisted pair cable with aluminum shield. We do not cover last mile connection to a residence in our book, mostly for the reason that this work is exclusively done by the local phone company, and the part that a homeowner has to worry about starts after the network demark, where buried (or aerial to that matter) outside plant cable ends.

Dmitri Abaimov, RCDD

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