Outside plant protection, fiber cuts, interwebz down oh noes!

Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu
Fri Apr 10 08:36:22 CDT 2009


On Fri, 10 Apr 2009 01:51:16 EDT, Ravi Pina said:

> Also not to get sensationalist, but less expensive than a life that
> could be lost if an emergency call can't be put through?

The alarm that goes off saying the lid got opened is only 2 minutes before the
big red alarm that says you just lost 5 OC-768s.  So the link is *still* going
to drop even as you're on the 911 call to try to explain to them where your
manhole is, the cops *still* won't catch anybody (the perps may be gone before
you hang up on the 911 call), and you're taking 2 minutes off a 10-hour outage.

A lot of expense for not a lot of improvement.
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