A Closer Look at a Gigantic Pennsylvanian Telecommunications Cable

25 Oct 2013


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This massive cable is placed next to a dollar bill so that you can get an idea of its actual size.


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DarkWolf 6 year s ago
That's antiquated. No fiber? Pffft.
       
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1084057645 6 year s ago
Oh, don't remind me. I've worked in a metal recycling facility for years and I have processed several tons of this wire.
       
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gigantes 6 year s ago
so what metal is in that antique?

it looks white, not coppery. surely not silver-alloy...?
       
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rikki_doxx 4 year s ago
Copper is only good for 30,000 feet or about five miles. After that the bandwidth sucks.
       
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