This is really stupid. Assuming the terrorist actually have the dozens
of backhoes needed to completely erase meaningfull internet connectivity
in north america, they would probably prefer to use them to smash cars
and kill people on the interstate highways or something.
"In 2004, Department of Homeland Security officials became fearful that
terrorists might start using accidental dig-ups as a road map for deliberate
attacks, and convinced the FCC to begin locking up previously public data on
outages. In a commission filing, DHS argued successfully that revealing the