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on 04/26/2012 - 09:05 pm
An attempted copper theft disrupted service to some customers early Tuesday officials said. Someone cut a fiber optic cablebetween midnight and 1 a.m. on Alpine Boulevard in the rural community of Alpine east of San Diego.
Seventy-five feet of fiber optic cable was taken along with 6 feet of 600 strand copper cable according to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department. An estimated 10 million broadband lines were down according to deputies.
A crew of three men set up a small table along the two-lane road in Alpine near Puetz Valley Road where the line was compromised. They are working to repair a bundle of copper lines that were initially believed to serve ...