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Re: MCI WorldCom fiber cut - Syracuse, NY
- From: Charles Sprickman
- Date: Wed Oct 06 00:05:46 1999
On Tue, 5 Oct 1999, Mike Heller wrote:
> I find it interesting that we don't hear about more accidental gas
> explosions and water main breaks from backhoes. Are the blueprints and
> posted warnings more detailed or is there more fiber than utility pipe in
> the ground?
My Dad worked for a Natural Gas Transmission company long ago, and all the
cool pictures I saw of flames shooting out of the ground usually didn't
involve a backhoe.
I say put the cable in the titanium tube another poster spoke of earlier,
and pressurize the tube with something highly flammable/combustible while
you're at it. Maybe natural gas to power backup generators at each of the
fiber landing points.
People don't like digging where things can go "Boom".
> Michael Heller
> Sr. Systems Engineer
> Earthweb, Inc.
> On Tue, 5 Oct 1999, Dan Hollis wrote:
> > On Tue, 5 Oct 1999, Michael Heller wrote:
> > > Has anyone come to the conclusion that there might be a market for
> > > titanium-reinforced innerduct?
> > Actually I think theres a market for armed guards to patrol fiber routes,
> > with orders to destroy backhoes on sight (of course the operator would be
> > given oh, 10 seconds to vacate the vehicle before its reduced to scrap).
> > -Dan