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AT&T Work Being Done?

We've had U-verse here for years. We have a VRAD + Two other boxes on our lawn with a VRAD down the street. I would see the random AT&T visit every couple of months just to make sure everything is working right. This past week I've been seeing a truck driving up every day. I also saw stakes in the ground around the AT&T manhole by the VRAD. Any idea of what they could be doing?

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I would not worry about it. A lot of times, the tech is working with a tech in an office that is doing work on new equipment that was installed over night, or making sure that if a new trunk line that was spliced in, is working for a set of wire pair.

Just be glad that the guys are doing the work, and not letting the lines go to pot.

My father was a 4ESS tech for Ma Bell, and worked along 5ESS techs, prem & line techs out in the field all of the time. Of course, most of his work occurred at night after 9pm, which would be after working a 9 hour shift.
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What color are the flags & paint lines along that path. it could be anything along that easement. A lot of times it is just for mapping purposes, so utilities can update their database & maps for what utilities are where in the easement.
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I didn't get to see if they added more today but yesterday there were red/brown stakes in the ground around it. AT&T has one truck out there for almost 3 hours or so now. Does it really take them that long and a visit everyday just for mapping database updating O_o?

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Darknessrise - Can you go out & chat up the people on-site?? I once stopped for a few minutes to talk with a tech testing circuits on a new VRAD. He was quite friendly.
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Red is electric. Most likely your power company mapped for something, and it is just coincendental that ATT is doing work in the area that is non-related to the markings.

I see trucks in my area all of the time, and nearby there are usually ground markings for something ele. As I mentioned before, does not always mean that they are going to dig.
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"Ren: Now listen, Cadet. I've got a job for you. See this button? Don't touch it! It's the History Eraser button, you fool!

Stimpy: So what'll happen?

Ren: That's just it. We don't know. Maybe something bad, maybe something good. I guess we'll never know, 'cause you're going to guard it. You won't touch it, will you?"
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@Aviewer

 

Meh, they drove away about 20 mintues after my last post :smileytongue:. Don't really want to get in their way anyway :smileyhappy:.

 

 


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Red is electric. Most likely your power company mapped for something, and it is just coincendental that ATT is doing work in the area that is non-related to the markings.

I see trucks in my area all of the time, and nearby there are usually ground markings for something ele. As I mentioned before, does not always mean that they are going to dig.

I'll have to see what's there tomorrow. Just seems a little strange that AT&T would visit so often since they barely come here lol. When they do come they're usually in their truck messing around :smileytongue:.

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I would not worry about it. A lot of times, the tech is working with a tech in an office that is doing work on new equipment that was installed over night, or making sure that if a new trunk line that was spliced in, is working for a set of wire pair.

Just be glad that the guys are doing the work, and not letting the lines go to pot.

My father was a 4ESS tech for Ma Bell, and worked along 5ESS techs, prem & line techs out in the field all of the time. Of course, most of his work occurred at night after 9pm, which would be after working a 9 hour shift.
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"Ren: Now listen, Cadet. I've got a job for you. See this button? Don't touch it! It's the History Eraser button, you fool!

Stimpy: So what'll happen?

Ren: That's just it. We don't know. Maybe something bad, maybe something good. I guess we'll never know, 'cause you're going to guard it. You won't touch it, will you?"
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Thanks for your responses :smileyhappy:.

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