Spring time fiber cuts (was Re: fiber cut 19 May/PM -> 20 May/AM)

Sean Donelan sean at donelan.com
Fri May 21 04:33:10 UTC 2004

On Thu, 20 May 2004, Dan Armstrong wrote:
> Forgive me, but
> Isn't Sonet usually deployed in a ring?  Why the heck would a fiber this
> important not be?

You are making assumptions.

Large Part of Southern Utah Without 911 Service
May 20 2004

Verizon phone service, 911 interrupted
May 20 2004

Phone Outage Could Limit 911 Access
May 19 2004

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

9-1-1 is much more complex than a normal dialed telephone call, is it any
surpise it has problems every once in a while.  Its always a good idea to
keep the normal 7 or 10 digit phone number for your local emergency
services some place.  You don't get the benefit of automatic location; but
direct dialing has the advantage of working over any working connection to
the PSTN including wireline, cellular, voip, satellite, ham radio patch,

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