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Re: McLeodUSA Fiber cut in Chicago, IL

  • From: Charley Kline
  • Date: Mon Oct 11 17:04:49 1999

I wrote:
> One of our OC-3's went into path AIS at 2:55pm CDT today. McLeodUSA
> reports they have a cut fiber in the Chicago area. The repair crew
> has been on site since 5pm CDT, but they didn't give me an ETR.

This was finally restored about 8pm CDT, but the sad epilogue is that the
same contractor cut the same fibers 500 feet north of the first cut on
Saturday morning around 10:30am CDT. That wasn't restored until around 6pm
CDT Saturday evening.