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I ran about 200 ft of ethernet cable around the back of my house from my computer room to my bedroom, to stream netflicks. I tried wireless but I got tired of constant signal lossl and movie break-ups, hence the reason for direct wiring . The cable is run in 3/4 grey pvc buried about 5 to 6 inches underground. It will only be connected on both ends(router and pc) only when I'm watching movies otherwise it will be just hanging there doing nothing with NO juice flowing threw it. My question pertains to lightning- I just found out ethernet cables attract lightning AFTER I ran the cable, Do I have to worry about this cable attracting lightning and causing a fire in my home? Obviously I dont want to fry any of my components and they are all connected to surge protectors, but I am more worried about a house fire more than anything else, plus like I said before the cable will be dead most of the time only connected when being used. I live in Central florida so lightning is part of daily life down here. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated---Last thing I want to do is remove all that cable I just buried but safety is very important...