Sabotage investigation of fiber cuts in Northwest

Brian Bruns bruns at
Mon Nov 3 12:38:55 UTC 2003

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Henry Linneweh
To: Vincent J. Bono ; nanog at
Cc: Sean Donelan
Sent: Monday, November 03, 2003 6:02 AM
Subject: Re: Sabotage investigation of fiber cuts in Northwest

> Not having seen the entire cut, I would have to imagin the entire bundle
> cut and the poor splicers had their hands full.

>From experience, I can say that its quite easy to sabatoge a fiber run.  The
perfect example - a few years ago when I was a network admin, the whole NOC
where the bulk of our T1s were went out suddenly one morning.  We discovered
that less then a block away a fiber seeking backhoe dug right through the
fibers - both the primary *and* secondary fibers - because Verizon burried
them both in the same trench rather then run them separate routes.  So, the
supposed redundancy went right out the window.

The phone companies really aren't helping the situation one bit by doing
stuff like this.
Brian Bruns
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