Fire in bakery fries fiber optic cable

Stephen J. Wilcox steve at
Sat Mar 25 23:53:10 UTC 2006

On Thu, 23 Mar 2006, Sean Donelan wrote:

>   A fire Tuesday that tore through a popular bakery in Cohoes left 70,000
>   Time Warner Cable subscribers without TV service. Some who also rely on
>   the cable company for their high-speed Internet or telephone found all
>   three out of commission.
> In the pictures, it appears electric, telephone and cable lines were all
> on the utility poles damaged by the fire.  I'm not sure why time-warner
> cable had the brunt of the outages in the newspaper reports.  It may have
> just been bad luck on which company's lines got baked (sorry, more bad
> puns).

... why is a backbone circuit is unprotected? there shouldnt have been an outage


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