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RE: DC fiber cut: field report
From: Dan Dale <ddale () exodus net>
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 1997 08:32:12 -0700
WorldCom uses a GIS system they call CBUD (which stands for Call Before You Dig) in a perfect world, a contractor calls
WorldCom and notifies of the pending construction.
The Geographical Info System then targets the construction site coordinates to the location of the fiber run. A fiber
crew is dispatched to the site and stands by to assist.
Obviously we don't live in a perfect world. MCI used to drop work gloves printed from planes over construction sites
and most carriers send inspection crews regularly over fiber routes and all are actively involved in continuing
education with the construction community.
Inevitably it always boils down to "Joe Bob" in his Tonka Toy backhoe having a yahoo! of a time jamming a hole and
getting it done before "beer o'clock" so he can relax for "Miller Time".
Dan L Dale
Sr. Sales Engineer
Exodus Communications, Inc.
(formerly of MCI and WorldCom)
From: Subodh Nijsure [SMTP:subodh () best com]
Sent: Thursday, July 17, 1997 8:29 PM
To: Stephen Balbach
Cc: nanog () merit edu
Subject: Re: DC fiber cut: field report
Does anyone know (in general terms) how the actual spot/vicinity of a fiber
cut like this is located? Or its generally the construction crew calling
the boss and saying, shit, look what we found?
Would appriciate any info.
/Subodh Nijsure (subodh () best com)