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Re: AT&T network recovery preparations
On Fri, 21 Sep 2001, David Lesher wrote: > http://www.att.com/ndr/ndr_e_d.html > > Quote: > (AT&T has never lost an entire central office), > > Oh? > > I'm thinking of that panel office fire in NYC, circa 1970. I've spoke with one of the people involved in the recovery of that office. The AT&T switch continued to operate through the fire and several weeks afterwards. They have a tape of a newscast where Mayor Koch is praising the efforts of New York Telephone and the people of New York. A better example is Hinsdale Illinois. As far as I know, I haven't met anyone personally involved with that one. It disrupted a lot of service, I don't think the fire destroyed the entire building. The most recent example is Rochelle Park, NJ; but I believe that building was officially owned by Bell Atlantic. There the damage was limited to power equipment. With divesture, the pre-divesture disasters as well as the Bell logo went on to the books of the LECs. AT&T's NDR has only been around since 1991. So the statement is technically correct, although it omits some details.