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Re: OUTAGE: gopher eats fiber

  • From: Richard Welty
  • Date: Tue Aug 25 17:54:52 1998

At 11:38 PM 8/22/98 -0500, Sean Donelan wrote:
>Today's fiber cut --- In USWEST territory a gopher chewed through a
>fiber cable near Portales, New Mexico.  Service to 6,000 customers
>including long distance, 9-1-1 and two airports was disrupted.  Airport
>service has been restored.

gee, and here everyone thought that only NYC needed to use armored fiber...


Richard Welty
NeWorks Networking, Inc.                                  518-244-9675
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