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Re: Vienna, VA (DC, MAE-EAST) Fiber Cut Pictures

  • From: Jeff Aitken
  • Date: Fri May 07 12:29:57 1999

Grisha Trubetskoy writes:
> Could someone knowledgeabe explain what the equipment in
> is?
> Is this some kind of a bore, and could it have caused the cut? Because
> if yes, then it is very probable that it will happen again soon - I
> think I saw about 5 of these machines all around here.

That is what I refer to as a "Black-n-Decker Network Wrecker". :-)
It is indeed a directional boring machine, and yes, there are lots
and lots of them popping up all over the area.