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

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Most recent answer: 06/20/2011
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)
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.


(published on 06/20/2011)

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