fiber cut 19 May/PM -> 20 May/AM in Ashburn, VA (lawnmower?!)

Sean Donelan sean at
Fri May 21 03:05:36 UTC 2004

On Thu, 20 May 2004, Robert E. Seastrom wrote:
> in the immediate area.  Outage was likely off the radar because despite
> the big concentration of connectivity in the affected area, the natural
> cost disadvantage of the ILEC meant that few circuits of consequence
> were riding that fiber.

It also affected 9-1-1 service in Ashburn and was reported through
the normal channels.  Unfortunately, the FCC no longer makes the outage
reports available on its web site.

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

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