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Don McCarty

Don McCarty is the OSP EXPERT columnist for ISE magazine, discussing the issues around provisioning, testing, and maintaining copper for all services from POTs to IPTV. Don is also president of and the lead trainer for McCarty Products, a technical training and products company training field technicians, cable maintenance, installation repair, and Central Office technicians and managers. For more information, email or visit

ISE Columnist Don McCarty

Cable Locating: Beyond The Basics

In earlier columns I have discussed how to get started with your cable locator with tips about the types of...

ISE Columnist Don McCarty

Oops! Sometimes we are wrong.

I post my cell number and email address at the end of every column, and over the years, I, or...

ISE Columnist Don McCarty

Cable and Conductor Locating

One of the most difficult tasks in the utility business is finding the path of an underground conductor (pipe, cable,...

ISE Columnist Don McCarty

Danger Zone: Split Cable Pairs

Are you receiving repeated complaints from a customer having bandwidth circuits dropping or others on their line, yet the cable...

ISE Columnist Don McCarty

Wetting or Sealing Current

The following came from an interested reader, and may be an issue you’ve faced. I’d like to hear your comments! ...

ISE Columnist Don McCarty

Testing, Testing

Testing and Test Results on a Multifunction Test Set -- I received the following question from a field technician in...

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