Posted by
Message
Success
Member since Sep 2015
1469 posts

Att Uverse fiber damaged

Concrete truck ripped it off my house. Do I have any options of repairing this? Or I have to wait for the tech? They can’t get here until 7/11.


notsince98
Missouri Fan
KC, MO
Member since Oct 2012
15728 posts

ask your neighbor to share their wifi for a couple weeks.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
VABuckeye
Ohio State Fan
Naples, FL
Member since Dec 2007
32123 posts

You have zero chance to repair it yourself and even less so if a splice is required.

I'd call around to commercial cabling companies and see if they can do it quicker. Then send the bill to the concrete company.


Sidicous
LSU Fan
Middle of Nowhere
Member since Aug 2015
15559 posts

quote:


You have zero chance to repair it yourself and even less so if a splice is required.

I'd call around to commercial cabling companies and see if they can do it quicker. Then send the bill to the concrete company.


Yeah it takes specialization to repair that stuff. Where I used to live on the TX/LA had a road construction in E. TX sever the main E/W fiber trunk line resulting in cops being stationed at every bank in the affected area for 2 weeks as the Fed Reserve Bank Line was part of the outage.

If it takes AT&T 2 weeks to get a major trunk line crew assembled, in place, and repairs underway then you may be without for a month. The repair bill may be a couple thousand dollars all told too. It may prove simpler for them to find a junction and just re-cable from there than to try to splice.

Get another provider for a month.


TD SponsorTD Fan
USA
Member since 2001
Thank you for supporting our sponsors
Advertisement
DoubleDown
Atlanta Braves Fan
New Orleans, Louisiana
Member since Oct 2008
12021 posts

quote:

Concrete truck ripped it off my house. Do I have any options of repairing this? Or I have to wait for the tech? They can’t get here until 7/11

Mine was ripped down from Ida last august. My question becomes, can my block (roughly 30 family homes, all using ATT) call and get ATT to come and bury these wires?
I'd imagine that's probably an act of congress but any tips?

Obviously everything went down post Ida but it sure would help during a random storm where only my area/my house gets knocked out.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
00
CarRamrod
USA Fan
Spurbury, VT
Member since Dec 2006
55755 posts

quote:

Concrete truck ripped it off my house.
quote:

If it takes AT&T 2 weeks to get a major trunk line crew assembled, in place, and repairs underway then you may be without for a month.
major crew? ATT's lines from from the node out front or a couple houses down into his ONT. so all they will do is send someone out with a new line and re run it. This isnt some major multiple fiber repair that costs 10s of thousands.


VABuckeye
Ohio State Fan
Naples, FL
Member since Dec 2007
32123 posts

Yeah, it's a PITA but it's not a huge deal.


Replies (0)
Replies (0)
10
SG_Geaux
US Space Force Fan
Beautiful St. George
Member since Aug 2004
74159 posts

My fiber was cut 5 or 6 times while they built the houses around me.

AT&T came out within a couple of days each time and ran a new line. Never charged anything.


td1
Baton Rouge
Member since Oct 2015
2419 posts

Get the att app on your phone. Att updates their appointments at 8:00 am daily. If there are any cancellations in your area you can snag one of the open spots. You click reschedule your appt or something like that and you can pick available dates and times. Last time I got cut they had me two weeks out, guy on the phone let me know about the time and the app. Supposedly you can only do this with the app.

I ended up with an appointment the afternoon on the day I tried to reschedule after 8 am. Took a few attempts so keep trying after 8 am.



Replies (0)
Replies (0)
10
first pageprev pagePage 1 of 1next pagelast page
refresh

Back to top

logoFollow TigerDroppings for LSU Football News
Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to get the latest updates on LSU Football and Recruiting.

FacebookTwitterInstagram