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Re: MCI WorldCom fiber cut in White Plains, NY
> It's all down to having enough spare capacity, and when you have half of > your capacity stuck in SONET/SDH protection, you cannot use that for > short peaks of traffic, and you dont have the option of saying, in case > of a outage, we will suffer 20% performance drop, which on expensive > circuits (like trans atlantic ones) could be what one wanted. it's all down to the definition of "acceptable loss", then.