Punched and Planted

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Digging trenches in my yard

Making way for new technology

Holes dug by hand

Steel bullet pushed underground

Compressed air punches it through soft dirt

Two tubes pushed and pulled through

Carrying fiber-optic cables

Speeding up internet communications

Traveling at the speed of light


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Photos: Dwight L. Roth

Today at d’Verse, De Jackson asked us to use any form of the word Punch in our Monday Quadrille! Last spring Open Fiber came through our community and laid tubes for running fiber optic cable. The put two of them through holes they punched under the driveways and yards. Competition in the cable world is good for us consumers. They are still working at installing the actual fiber which is as thin as a hair.

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36 thoughts on “Punched and Planted

  1. Our street looked similar to this when folks signed up for high speed access a few years back. Fortunately, all that work was done for our house when we arrived in it and we’ve been able to enjoy it for quite awhile now. At least you have the option now. Seems like everything is travelling at the speed of light these days, Dwight!

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