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Re: BOOM! there goes WorldCom
From: "Peter E. Giza" <giza () adsmart net>
Date: Thu, 17 Jul 1997 22:23:26 -0400

Scott Yoneyama wrote:

Nathan Stratton wrote:

On Thu, 17 Jul 1997, Scott Yoneyama wrote:

I think the fiber Williams Co. has in the ground (most of the old
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,
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
gas pipeline.

Nathan Stratton                                President, NetRail,Inc.


Phone   (888)NetRail                           NetRail, Inc.
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"No king is saved by the size of his army; no warrior escapes by his
great strength.                                        - Psalm 33:16

  You're right.  I forgot about the decomissioned pipelines.  Although,
you'd be surprised how stupid some of these morons with backhoes are!  I
remember a major MCI cut along their west coast route a few years ago
that took out the entire northwest for 8 hours.  The guy was 600 yards
away from where his permit allowed him to dig.  He stopped when he cut
the fiber and shut his hoe down.  When they got out there, they found
that he was digging right next to train tracks, was inches from cutting
a high voltage power line that surely would have killed him, and was
also fairly close to a gas line.

The moral: Redundancy, Redundancy, Redundancy!

Scott Yoneyama
(206) 448-4034
(206) 448-4485 fax
yone () wolfenet com

"The only way between Canada and the U.S. and all points along the way"

Speaking of Wiltel, 1998 marks the end of their non-competition
agreement with WorldComm.  Wiltels' Martin intends on using more
of their "lazy assets" to become a player in a big way once again
in the carrier market.


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