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Standard User nonymouse
(experienced) Sun 08-Apr-12 21:37:48
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The price of Copper


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I had never before been affected by the theft of copper cables...

I rarely travel by train so the signal problems have not affected me...

Last week, while at work, my wife asked if there was a problem with the phones???

Now she was at home and I was 20 miles away, so my first reaction was HTFSIK???

Yes the phones were down but since I am on BT Infinity, the Theft of the copper wires only affected the phone and our Internet access was unaffected.


The sooner we get a fibre network the better for us all.


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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Sun 08-Apr-12 21:39:56
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Re: The price of Copper


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Until it is totally Fibre only the thieves will still steal stuff and will take some years for them to realise that the fibre is worthless

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Standard User gazter
(learned) Sun 08-Apr-12 22:59:00
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Re: The price of Copper


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The value of all the copper in the bt network is higher than the net worth of the company.


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Standard User MHC
(legend) Sun 08-Apr-12 23:03:15
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The value of all the copper in the bt network is higher than the net worth of the company.


That is an urban myth ...


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Standard User CurlyWhirly
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 08-Apr-12 23:40:44
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I don't understand how thieves would go about stealing the copper lines as they would have to dig up the cabling wouldn't they ?
Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Sun 08-Apr-12 23:41:47
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At the close of business on the Stock Exchange on Thursday 5 April the market capitalisation of the BT Group was £17.33 billion.

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Sun 08-Apr-12 23:43:36
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They do! Often using dummy-logo'ed vans and fluorescent jackets.

An old trick. Make it look as though you are genuine.

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Standard User CurlyWhirly
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 08-Apr-12 23:44:34
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In reply to a post by RobertoS:
They do! Often using dummy-logo'ed vans and fluorescent jackets.

An old trick. Make it look as though you are genuine.

Flippin' heck, that's cheeky !

It must involve a lot of work.
Standard User CurlyWhirly
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 08-Apr-12 23:46:12
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In reply to a post by RobertoS:
They do! Often using dummy-logo'ed vans and fluorescent jackets.

An old trick. Make it look as though you are genuine.

Just thought, if I was unlucky enough to get my line disrupted, I assume BT Wholesale is under a USO to get my line working again ?
Moderator billford
(moderator) Sun 08-Apr-12 23:58:58
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At the close of business on the Stock Exchange on Thursday 5 April the market capitalisation of the BT Group was £17.33 billion.
That's about 3.2 million tons of copper... that's a lot of wire, I think MHC is probably right!

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