CMR Claim for Drop Wire damage
We received a bill from CMR $261.77 for the damage to the fiber optic cable from a French drain installation. Technician from Verizon put a new temporary cable above the ground and told me that in a couple of days someone will come by and install it underground. I was told this repair was going to be free of charge because any repair that is outside my home is Verizon's responsibility. I had marked my utility lines and did not went deeper than 10" for the French drain... the cables should been 18" or deeper according to code. I have checked this forum and found a lot of users have the same experience where the cable is not dug deep enough and got the issue resolved. So after the temporary cable was left for over a week over my driveway I kept calling to address the issue and they told me in a couple of days I was going to get a call of the technician that was going to install the cable correctly... it went over a week and during the weekend I saw the cable was not there anymore and there was a pattern where the cable was dug. I did not got a call and was not called to make an appointment so that I can be there... after this my service was not working correctly so I kept calling Verizon and another week went by until a technician was sent and had to change the fiber optic head on the outside box that was probably dirty from the installation. With this we finally resolved the issue after almost 3 weeks where I did not have any service and I was told I was getting a reimbursement for all the time I was left without it, but instead a received a bill..!
Re: CMR Claim for Drop Wire damage
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Hi arqpsa,

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