Inspecting the Poles

Brian Spatafora, of Portland, Maine, stops on the side of the road over the weekend in Hamilton, N.J., on his bicycle with a large chart that plots telephone poles that he must check. For months Spatafora has been riding his bike during the work day in New York and now New Jersey, checking thousands of poles for Optimum to use. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
Brian Spatafora, of Portland, Maine, stops on the side of the road over the weekend in Hamilton, N.J., on his bicycle with a large chart that plots telephone poles that he must check. For months Spatafora has been riding his bike during the work day in New York and now New Jersey, checking thousands of poles for Optimum to use. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)