|communication = line|
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A communications cable carrying data or voice. These cables can be either on land or undersea.
|communication||line||A communication line, normally mapped as a .||mandatory|
|operator||<cable operator>||The name of the company which operates this line||recommended|
|name||<name>||The name of this cable.||optional|
|ref||<reference>||The operator's reference (short name) of this cable.||optional|
|telecom:medium||fibre/copper||Whether this line is fibre or copper.||optional|
The location=underwater/underground/overhead tag should be used for all lines.
Submarine cables should also be tagged with the Seamark tags:
There are some alternative ways of tagging phone lines, but given the convergence of voice and data, communication=line should (probably?) be considered more appropriate.