Bee attack, fiber cut, 7-hour outage

Deepak Jain deepak at
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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