Qwest Utah fiber cut

sgorman1 at gmu.edu sgorman1 at gmu.edu
Fri May 21 18:59:14 UTC 2004

I was hoping someone might be able to shed some light on the Utah cut.

The news report said that the cut happened near Monroe Utah, which is several miles off of I 70.  Yet the cities that were reported effected included St. George, Cedar City, and Salt Lake, which all are adjacent to I 15.

The puzzling part is that in our "best effort" database Qwest does not have long haul fiber running down I 70, but it does have a lot of fiber running down I 15.  There is Qwest fiber on I 15, all the cities affected are on I 15 yet the reported cut was near Monroe off of I 70.

I'm not familiar with Utah geogrpahy and this comes simply from looking at our maps.  Just trying to sort out the seeming discrepency.  Any insight?

----- Original Message -----
From: Sean Donelan <sean at donelan.com>
Date: Friday, May 21, 2004 11:14 am
Subject: Qwest Utah fiber cut

> http://www.thespectrum.com/news/stories/20040521/localnews/471985.html
> Businesses feel effects of communications outage
> rolsen at thespectrum.com
> ST. GEORGE -- A major disruption in a communication line caused some
> problems for businesses throughout Southern Utah on Thursday.
> Although a Qwest Communications spokesperson could not be reached
> Thursday, a reported disruption in a main line Thursday near Monroe
> created service failure in most cell phones, long distance, 
> Internet and
> almost every Salt Lake-based television station.
> [...]

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