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Big Dig's $13.9m ducts go unused

Cellphone firms find channels too pricy; US allows attaching cables to tunnel walls

Cellphone cables are covered by a metal tube in this area connecting the Ted Williams Tunnel and Interstate 90. In most of the tunnel system, cables are strung together and left unprotected. Cellphone cables are covered by a metal tube in this area connecting the Ted Williams Tunnel and Interstate 90. In most of the tunnel system, cables are strung together and left unprotected. (Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff)
By Noah Bierman
Globe Staff / May 19, 2008

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Big Dig engineers thought they were making a wise investment by spending millions of dollars building a series of hidden compartments that were meant to someday carry unsightly utility cables, like cellphone antennas, through the tunnels. (Full article: 913 words)

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