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Q & A: Power or phone lines in my back yard?

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Most recent answer: 06/20/2011
Q:
Are the large ,thick,insulated lines on the" bottom" of the power poles telephone lines? Are the higher,non insulated wires on the top of the poles the electrical lines? Thanks, Marie
- marie (age 50)
ellijay,ga.,u.s.a.
A:
Hello Marie,
Here in Urbana, Illinois where I live, that is the case in my back yard.
The uninsulated wires on the top are usually attached to  glass stand-off insulators affixed to the poles.  Also there may be cables for TV or internet on the bottom.

LeeH

(published on 06/20/2011)

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