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Re: The Year of the Backhoe Continues...

  • From: David Lesher
  • Date: Mon Dec 01 12:34:52 1997

Randy Bush sez:
> 
> do people really think that the relative fiber cut rate is any higher than
> in the past?  there's a bit more fiber, hence the term 'relative'.  but i
> suspect that the predominant factor is that new victims have a better means
> of broadcasting their displeasure.

The real issue is the "gigabit/width of right of way" ratio of
200 strands of monomode is exponentially larger than it was with
lead-wrapped, paper pulp, copper.

Thus each hit hurts a LOT more folks...

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