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Discussion in 'Networking, Telephony & Internet' started by Sologuy, Aug 15, 2016.

  1. Sologuy

    Sologuy Member

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    I want to cut the old copper wire connected to my house as its encouraging birds to do "droppings" on my freshly painted house. Got NBN, don't need this old tech anymore so my question ultimately is do I have the right to cut this wire altogether as the designated property owner?

    I understand the wire will have to be cut at the telegraph pole as well which is across the road from my place so as not to be a public nuisance on the ground.

    Tried googling this but it's not easy finding a clear answer.

    Thanks in advance. :)
     
  2. bugayev

    bugayev Whammy!

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    No, you don't have the right, the cable doesn't belong to you. It belongs to Telstra. You need to contact them and ask for it to be abolished.
     
  3. vladtepes

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    ... which they won't do.
     
  4. evilasdeath

    evilasdeath Member

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    invite a truck to do a delivery or chop a tree down and forget about it. It will get yanked out and then call them to make safe.
     
  5. TehCamel

    TehCamel Member

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    Does anyone else have a vision of a copper wire whispering in dulcet tones to birds "come on, do a dropping, you know you want to, you'll feel so much lighter...." ?
     
  6. B.D.R

    B.D.R Member

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    Just drop a tree on it:D
     
  7. caspian

    caspian Member

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    sure they will. they will just charge for service work, which is fair enough.

    drop cables get disconnected all the time for stuff like house renovations.
     
  8. looktall

    looktall Working Class Doughnut

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    well i do now.
     
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    Sologuy

    Sologuy Member

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    They get tempted because of little spaces around the area where they can setup homes and stuff, probably something most city folks don't get to see. After all, I am in tree saturated Tasmania. :p but they love the variety in my garden...
     
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    Sologuy

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    Yeah, that's what I suspected but had to ask to make and informed decision. Cheers. :thumbup:
     
  11. fabricator

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    How long have you been connected to NBN (fibre) ?
    As some have said Telstra tech's were going around suburbs months after the switch off date for copper, pulling down the old cabling. I've not idea if they are still doing that, given turnbull's screwed up plans for NBNco.
     
  12. caspian

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    Telstra techs have never been pulling out cabling.

    not using it is a totally different matter.
     

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