Broken Telephone Pole? No Biggie, We've Got Tape.

Illustration for article titled Broken Telephone Pole? No Biggie, Weve Got Tape.
Kotaku EastEast is your slice of Asian internet culture, bringing you the latest talking points from Japan, Korea, China and beyond. Tune in every morning from 4am to 8am.

In the city of Guilin, China's state-own telecommunication company, China Telecom, has a novel way to fix a snapped telephone pole: tape.

Advertisement

According to reports out of China, city bureaucrats and China Telecom could not agree over how much should be spent to fix the pole. As a temporary measure, China Telecom wrapped the broken pole in tape and wire.

"The company's adhesive tapes were used only as a warning signal," a China Telecom rep is quoted as saying. "The pole won't fall down, because it is not overburdened and the cables above keep its balance too."

Advertisement

Um. I'm no telephone repairman, but this just might warrant more than wire and tape.

Broken pole repaired by China Telecom with adhesive tapes [China Buzz]

Share This Story

Get our newsletter

DISCUSSION

"The company's adhesive tapes were used only as a warning signal"

"WARNING! This pole is held together with tape."