Accession Number : AD0656407

Title :   BURIED RURAL TELEPHONE DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS,

Corporate Author : SOUTHERN BELL TELEPHONE AND TELEGRAPH CO ATLANTA GA

Personal Author(s) : Wilson,D. G.

Report Date : DEC 1957

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : Southern Bell's use of buried PIC cable and underground wire for rural distribution plant is discussed. Analyses indicate that 'inplant' cost of buried PIC cable is from 15% to 30% less than that of equivalent aerial plant, exclusive of pole line costs. Moreover, plowing was found feasible in much more difficult terrain than was originally thought possible, and the trouble incidence is very low.

Descriptors :   (*TELEPHONE LINES, UNDERGROUND), RURAL AREAS, COSTS, INSTALLATION, LOADS(FORCES), POLYETHYLENE PLASTICS

Subject Categories : Electrical and Electronic Equipment
      Non-radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE