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Re: DC fiber cut: field report
From: bigfoot () shell stomped com
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 1997 17:44:46 +0000

Date:          Fri, 18 Jul 1997 17:31:32 -0400 (EDT)
From:          jamie () comet net (jamie)
To:            Stephen Balbach <stephen () clark net>
Cc:            nanog () merit edu
Subject:       Re: DC fiber cut: field report

On Thu, 17 Jul 1997, Stephen Balbach wrote:

->As we left it struck me that this cut was not if, but when. And more cuts 
->like it. There was no protection for the cable, no markers of the cable 

They're giving such more service that they are affraid of vandilism of the
lines if they show people where they are?

 The no markers part baffles me. Engineers of yore are surely turning in
their graves. 
 I wonder how many of the cuts (including the 2? 3? today [Fri]) are
due to lack of markings? And why no markings? My speculation is that
the suits have short-term-profit tunnel vision, and decided to bag them
in the name of the bottom line, but if anyone has other ideas, I'd be
interested in hearing them.
 Stephen, the first sentence in your quoted portion is prescient in light
of today's events. 
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