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Re: BOOM! there goes WorldCom
From: Nathan Stratton <nathan () netrail net>
Date: Thu, 17 Jul 1997 12:37:08 +0000 (GMT)

On Thu, 17 Jul 1997, Scott Yoneyama wrote:

As to railroad right-of-ways, they will only let you within 30 feet of
the tracks, which is still in the ror. It is safer than anywhere else
because of the difficulty of getting permits to dig in railroad ror (5+
years here in Washington) even for other utilities.  Some idiot with a
backhoe can still be way of target though and get you.  Derailments and
floods are also big problems in rr-ror.  The only real protection you

I think the fiber Williams Co. has in the ground (most of the old WilTel
network) is much safer then fiber laid next to tracks. If people see
a sign that says "Fiber cable, do not dig" or "High pressure gas line, do 
not dig" the latter gets much more attention. Last time I talked to
someone as Williams they were saying they never have had a cut along the
gas pipeline.


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