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RE: The Backhoe Summit

  • From: Sean Donelan
  • Date: Sun Sep 24 03:26:05 2000

On Sat, 23 September 2000, John Fraizer wrote:
> On 23 Sep 2000, Sean Donelan wrote:
> > On Sat, 23 Sep 2000 [email protected] wrote:
> > > Do the large carriers now participate in 'one-call' operations like power
> > > and gas companies do?  At least in Virginia a couple of years ago, they
> > > didn't.  It might be a good idea for them to do so.
> > 
> >   "For competitive reasons we can't tell you the location of our fiber."
> > 
> > - An anonymous representative of a very large telco
> Wow.  They must not have any fiber near our facility.  The folks running
> the digging operations are keeping Plastikote in business selling orange
> paint.  There seems to be more orange than black on the blacktop -- all of
> it marked pretty clearly with the carrier name.

Ask them for a map.

Yeah, I know a lot of folks have resorted to calling OneCall, getting the
street painted orange, and making their own maps.