On Wednesday it was said to me by a customer that a lightning bolt hit the fiber cable to their house and blew the Fiber box off the wall. Verizon had to replace the whole box.
It was stated to the customer by (I assume) the Verizon guy, that the lightning strike that hit a tree and blew out the ground from the tree in a line to across the driveway (some 30 feet long)to a point where the fiber is buried. This point is easily 1/4 mile from the house and followed it to the Fiber/Phone box blowing it off the wall and knocking out the phone service.
I had to replace the phone line protector that I had installed on the security panel. Panel was ok and functions with out a problem.
There a lot of "Say What's???" and "Really's??" in the story above.
The fiber runs on top of the underground power cables that run beside the driveway.
So what is your opinion??? :-)