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Re: Bee attack, fiber cut, 7-hour outage

  • From: Justin M. Streiner
  • Date: Fri Sep 21 17:24:04 2007

On Fri, 21 Sep 2007, Deepak Jain wrote:

Is this a 7 hour outage a comment on rural Central Texas availability of fiber splicers or novel ways fiber gets cut?

Anytime you talk about "rural" I'm impressed with 7 hours, however -- isn't SONET supposed to make this better?

Sure, if:
1. the protect path is configured and enabled
2. both the working and protect paths don't run through the same conduit/duct/buffer