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Re: MCI WorldCom fiber cut - Syracuse, NY

  • From: Mike Heller
  • Date: Tue Oct 05 19:38:41 1999

I find it interesting that we don't hear about more accidental gas 
explosions and water main breaks from backhoes.  Are the blueprints and 
posted warnings more detailed or is there more fiber than utility pipe in 
the ground?  

Michael Heller
Sr. Systems Engineer
Earthweb, Inc.
[email protected]

On Tue, 5 Oct 1999, Dan Hollis wrote:

> On Tue, 5 Oct 1999, Michael Heller wrote:
> > Has anyone come to the conclusion that there might be a market for
> > titanium-reinforced innerduct?
> Actually I think theres a market for armed guards to patrol fiber routes,
> with orders to destroy backhoes on sight (of course the operator would be
> given oh, 10 seconds to vacate the vehicle before its reduced to scrap).
> -Dan