Multiple fiber carriers (was Re: Netrail woes)

Nathan Stratton nathan at
Tue Aug 26 22:01:02 UTC 1997

On Tue, 26 Aug 1997, Sean Donelan wrote:

> Backhoes and other physical disruptions usually have a nice random
> distribution modulo the fact that backhoes are often used in right-of-ways.
> With the right statistical model, and enough money most folks can come
> up with a survivable plan for typical physical disruptions.  On the other
> hand, Tech errors are more worrisome, mainly because techs tend to be working
> near your most vulnerable points, the nodes that handle failover.
> -- 
> Sean Donelan, Data Research Associates, Inc, St. Louis, MO
>   Affiliation given for identification not representation

Vary true, just ask Worldcom. The big outage near LA was caused by a
Worldcom tech who had layouts of where the fiber was.

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