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Line Installers and Cable Splicers
Line installers and cable splicers construct, maintain, and repair the vast network of wires and cables that transmit electric power and voice, video, and Internet communications services to commercial and residential customers. Line construction and cable splicing is a vital part of the communications system. Workers are involved in linking electricity between generation plants and homes and other buildings; providing land-line, cellular, and Internet-based phone service to customers; and bringing cable television stations and Internet connections to residences and other locations. There are approximately 249,400 line installers and cable splicers working in the United States.