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Re: DC fiber cut: field report
From: "Jay R. Ashworth" <jra () scfn thpl lib fl us>
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 1997 17:38:06 -0400

On Fri, Jul 18, 1997 at 11:59:11AM -0700, Owen DeLong wrote:
Gee, makes a good case for putting innerduct inside conduit and putting
gas through it just to discourage BIFF. :-)

Am I the only one who's a cables and switches weenie enough to know
that the telco's _already do this_?  Large numbers of local multi-pair
trunking cables are pressurized with nitrogen, and they put pressure
drop alarms on them, so they know if one takes a hit.

-- jra
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