(I know nothing about electronics, so excuse my ignorance.)
I understand surge protection for power outlets are necessary, or at least recommended, for expensive electronics. But are telephone lines susceptible to the same voltage spikes as power lines?
I am guessing the answer to this question is "No," since I've never actually seen anyone using surge protectors for phone/fax/modem lines. But why are phone lines less susceptible than power lines? What about them makes them more resistant to these spikes?