Pac Rim Cable Damage Defies Repair [was: AFP article on Taiwan cable repair effort]

Frank Bulk frnkblk at
Wed Jan 17 14:46:12 UTC 2007

This article paints a rather dismal picture:

Despite optimistic estimates that it would take only three weeks
to repair the massive damage done to what are now said to be 
eight submarine cables by the Dec. 26, 2006, magnitude-6.7 
earthquake near Taiwan, reports today indicate that not one of 
the cables is back in service. 


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-nanog at [mailto:owner-nanog at] On Behalf Of
Marshall Eubanks
Sent: Tuesday, January 16, 2007 3:33 PM
To: Robert E. Seastrom
Cc: Joel Jaeggli; Jim Segrave; Bill Woodcock; nanog at
Subject: Re: AFP article on Taiwan cable repair effort

Furlongs per fortnight.

On Jan 16, 2007, at 3:46 PM, Robert E. Seastrom wrote:

> Joel Jaeggli <joelja at> writes:
>>> Is it just me or is this article a migraine inducing mix of  
>>> metric and
>>> English measures?
>> you're lucky they also didn't use nautical miles and fathoms (1.829
>> meters in si units)...
> Leagues...  mustn't forget leagues.
>                                         ---rob

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