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A cable co pant violated my home. I think.

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A cable co pant violated my home. I think.

Hi everyone.

I went to get groceries yesterday with my wife and when we came home we noticed that there was a black wire connected to our house. This wire is not connected to anything on our house. It seems to be supporting another wire running from a few houses down.

It’s either cogeco or bell. I am posting all this to see if they are allowed to do this to my home before I contact them.

Thank you very much.
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Not so easy there Ma…
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Sometimes yes, could be temporary. Just give them a call
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blexann wrote: Sometimes yes, could be temporary. Just give them a call
Haha, but most likely not. Cable companies will splice/string/run cables anywhere/anyhow to connect up houses that have been disconnected for some reason and it's NEVER temporary.. ends up being a permanent "fix" until someone calls to complain for them to do it right.
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What you should do is speak to the house owner where the cables goes to and ask them if the Co has given them a date to bury the cable. If not, ask them to call the Co and work out a date. You yourself may not be able to get through the wall trying to call the Co because you are not the customer. This is what they will tell you. Work with the owner, politely but insistently, indicate you are not happy. Most house owners are good people and may feel sorry and will do what is needed. Agree on a follow up date with the owner, possibly get the owner's phone number so you do not have to appear in person next time .
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Came to see what "Pant Violated" means. Still confused.
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Nice cable. Shame if it kept getting hit by a lawn mower...

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jinglebell79 wrote: Hi everyone.

I went to get groceries yesterday with my wife and when we came home we noticed that there was a black wire connected to our house. This wire is not connected to anything on our house. It seems to be supporting another wire running from a few houses down.

It’s either cogeco or bell. I am posting all this to see if they are allowed to do this to my home before I contact them.

Thank you very much.
It's funny that you ask but you got no photos to let people see to help. Great way in trying to get assistance.
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jinglebell79 wrote: Hi everyone.

I went to get groceries yesterday with my wife and when we came home we noticed that there was a black wire connected to our house. This wire is not connected to anything on our house. It seems to be supporting another wire running from a few houses down.

It’s either cogeco or bell. I am posting all this to see if they are allowed to do this to my home before I contact them.

Thank you very much.
Connected to our house and not connected to anything, so which one is it? Touching but not touching?
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Tommy74 wrote: Connected to our house and not connected to anything, so which one is it? Touching but not touching?
I’m pretty sure they are saying it’s connected to their home in a way to physically support the cable however the cable is not connected in the sense of providing service to their home.

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