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Spring time fiber cuts (was Re: fiber cut 19 May/PM -> 20 May/AM)

  • From: Sean Donelan
  • Date: Fri May 21 00:37:45 2004

On Thu, 20 May 2004, Dan Armstrong wrote:
> Forgive me, but
>
> Isn't Sonet usually deployed in a ring?  Why the heck would a fiber this
> important not be?

You are making assumptions.

Large Part of Southern Utah Without 911 Service
May 20 2004
http://tv.ksl.com/index.php?nid=5&sid=95368

Verizon phone service, 911 interrupted
May 20 2004
http://www.dfw.com/mld/dfw/news/8711763.htm

Phone Outage Could Limit 911 Access
May 19 2004
http://www.nbc4.com/news/3324749/detail.html

Stuff happens, stuff has always happened, stuff will continue to happen.

9-1-1 is much more complex than a normal dialed telephone call, is it any
surpise it has problems every once in a while.  Its always a good idea to
keep the normal 7 or 10 digit phone number for your local emergency
services some place.  You don't get the benefit of automatic location; but
direct dialing has the advantage of working over any working connection to
the PSTN including wireline, cellular, voip, satellite, ham radio patch,
etc.





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