Bee attack, fiber cut, 7-hour outage
deepak at ai.net
Fri Sep 21 19:38:30 UTC 2007
Sean Donelan wrote:
> (AUSTIN) Telephone service was out for seven hours in rural Central
> Texas after bees attacked a construction worker, causing him to jump off
> his tractor and hit a lever that lowered an auger that sliced a
> fiber-optic line.
Is this a 7 hour outage a comment on rural Central Texas availability of
fiber splicers or novel ways fiber gets cut?
Anytime you talk about "rural" I'm impressed with 7 hours, however --
isn't SONET supposed to make this better?
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