Dark Side of Housing Boom: Theft

Haugsted, Linda
September 2006
Multichannel News;9/18/2006, Vol. 27 Issue 37, p19
The article focuses on the concerns of telecommunications companies on the theft of equipment deployed in Phoenix, Arizona brought by the housing development boom. A loss of about $160,000 in electronics and wiring has been suffered by Cox Communications Inc. Local utility and communications providers and Cox have formed a task force to prevent future thefts and catch the perpetrators. Officials at Cox believed that some of the cable stolen is transported into Mexico for telecommunications projects there.


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