Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Fiber may be the future, but copper is now for cable rustlers

Fiber may be the future for telecommunications but for meth-addicted thieves, copper is now:

Verizon spokesman Jon Davies said the company had lost $297,795 in copper since 2006 in California alone, not including money spent on work to replace the wire or loss of service to customers.

"This is a national problem," he said. "We try to keep our cables high on the poles to make it harder to get, but the people who do this are highly motivated, and they have the equipment to get at it."

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