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    Quote Originally Posted by BentleyBeard View Post
    Attachment 153829Attachment 153830 Saw these yesterday. Looked up the company but didn't find anything.
    Looks like it is connected via the existing electric lines. Alcoa is a company which deals with bauxite, aluminum and alumina. It is their company logo.

    Looks like it is an aluminum based product for electrical to me as part of their aluminum cast products.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BentleyBeard View Post
    Attachment 153829Attachment 153830 Saw these yesterday. Looked up the company but didn't find anything.
    Alcoa aluminum lightning protection. Nothing wireless or fiber optics based here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BentleyBeard View Post
    Attachment 153829Attachment 153830 Saw these yesterday. Looked up the company but didn't find anything.
    I found some info about it. This is interesting. It actually is fiber related, but for fiber encased in aluminum grounding wires, so that power companies can run fiber overhead inside the their power lines.

    https://www.aflglobal.com/Products/C...Enclosure.aspx
    AFL is/was a subsidiary of ALCOA

    https://www.aflglobal.com/Products/F...able/OPGW.aspx
    Last edited by bsmall; 09-11-2017 at 08:01 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsmall View Post
    I found some info about it. This is interesting. It actually is fiber related, but for fiber encased in aluminum grounding wires, so that power companies can run fiber overhead inside the their power lines.

    https://www.aflglobal.com/Products/C...Enclosure.aspx
    AFL is/was a subsidiary of ALCOA

    https://www.aflglobal.com/Products/F...able/OPGW.aspx
    I guess it is for fiber optics. The telephone, cable companies, and power companies, and other fiber optics firms use a ton of different splicing cases. The Aluminum and Alcoa looked initially like a lightning protection system to me.

    With that being said, there is no way to identify who's cables are there and what they are being used for just by posting photos on the internet in rural non deployed markets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tsalisbury0 View Post
    On your video it said 256qam.. How did you find that out?

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    Use of 64Q on the upload typically indicates 256Q use.

    Sent from my SM-G950U1 using HoFo mobile app

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    Quote Originally Posted by BentleyBeard View Post
    Use of 64Q on the upload typically indicates 256Q use.

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    I have heard of there being 64QAM on the uplink and downlink.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jakeuten View Post
    I have heard of there being 64QAM on the uplink and downlink.
    Yes, that is possible. However in this case, 256Q was being used. The maximum of 30 MHz Downlink is 225 Mbps and I saw 229 down, so this was not 64Q.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BentleyBeard View Post
    Use of 64Q on the upload typically indicates 256Q use.

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    How did you get that information

    Sent from my LG-K371 using Tapatalk

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    Quote Originally Posted by tsalisbury0 View Post
    How did you get that information

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    Various engineers from two different carriers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsmall View Post
    I found some info about it. This is interesting. It actually is fiber related, but for fiber encased in aluminum grounding wires, so that power companies can run fiber overhead inside the their power lines.

    https://www.aflglobal.com/Products/C...Enclosure.aspx
    AFL is/was a subsidiary of ALCOA

    https://www.aflglobal.com/Products/F...able/OPGW.aspx
    The power co-op uses similar equipment for their ADSS fiber network to connect their smart grid.

    In that scenario, it looks like an ADSS type splice case for their fiber optic network.

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