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RE: BOOM! there goes WorldCom
From: Todd Wilkens <TWilkens () gridnet com>
Date: Thu, 17 Jul 1997 08:51:11 -0400

There are many common fiber routes that all the carriers are in.  Worldcom
has much of it's fiber along or in pipelines.

From:  Nikos Mouat[SMTP:nikm () ixa net]
Sent:  Wednesday, July 16, 1997 7:18 PM
To:    Scott Landman
Cc:    nanog () merit edu
Subject:       Re: BOOM! there goes WorldCom

If you're suggesting that Qwest is the only carrier using railroad right
of ways I suggest you take a closer look at those little orange posts
running along the side of train tracks.. I've seen MCI, Worldcom, AT&T,
sprint and others running along the same tracks from Seattle to


On Wed, 16 Jul 1997, Scott Landman wrote:

If fibers being cut is the culprit here, does going with a supplier like
Qwest make sense because their fibers are running down railroad right of
ways and, therefore, should be less succeptible to a backhoe digging
it shouldn't be?  Or are you looking at other, more secure mediums for
bulk of your traffic?

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