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Missle Silos (was: Backbone Infrastructure and Secrecy)

  • From: John Osmon
  • Date: Wed Jul 09 23:26:16 2003

> On Wed, 9 Jul 2003, Eric Kuhnke wrote:
> In the US, American Tower is/was liquidating a number of cold war era
> ex-AT&T blast-proof sites.  They are all in need of an upgrade, but the
> basics are there (underground, multiple layers of concrete, blast doors,
> etc.  Even "blast toilets".  I'm surprised some enterprising/paranoid soul
> has not snatched a few of these up and converted them into secure offsite
> storage.  Even without diverse routes, you can ensure safe data storage.

Keep your data in Roswell!

Only bad part, is the ILEC doesn't have the facility to bring
T1s to the site (let alone anything bigger).  They are, however, about
1/2 mile from the border of one of the independents -- I believe they're
being served via some type of wireless.