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Re: Verizon outage between Baltimore and Washington

  • From: Valdis . Kletnieks
  • Date: Wed Nov 19 15:29:32 2008

On Wed, 19 Nov 2008 14:53:48 EST, Steven Fischer said:
> Can someone on the list shed some more light on this?  Verizon reports the 9
> linear oc-48s are impacting 173 ds3s, 3 oc3cs, and 14 oc12cs. There is 1
> unprotected oc192c down for TOT-A. OTDR readings from Baltimore place the
> break at 36.4 miles towards Washington. Additional OTDR readings from Laurel
> toward Washington indicate cut at 16.25 miles.

Are the two OTDR readings consistent with one break on a shared segment
of the DC-Balt and DC-Laurel runs, or is some cable-splicer having a *really*
long day ahead?

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