More telecommunication equipment thefts

Speaking on Deep Background, the Press Secretary whispered:

Thieves recently stole expensive telecommunications equipment from 26
sites in the city, temporarily knocking out service to thousands of
Comcast customers.

Around here; they started hanging the Fiber->Coax mux mid-span
on the messenger cable, half way between two poles. The power
supply in pole-mounted.

That way, it takes a bucket truck to get to the pricy part.