Lead-Sheathed Cable Risks Greatly Exaggerated

Lead-Sheathed Cable Risks Greatly Exaggerated

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An investigative report in the Wall Street Journal claims that lead-sheathed cable in US telecom outside plant represents a public health and environmental hazard. The story, followed by a financial analyst’s preliminary estimate of the cost to the industry for remediation, caused telco share prices to plummet, in addition to harming these companies’ reputations. This insight offers context for this event, and provides a much lower estimate of the cost of remediation.

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