Bee attack, fiber cut, 7-hour outage

Suresh Ramasubramanian ops.lists at
Sat Sep 22 00:40:36 UTC 2007

On 9/22/07, Wayne E. Bouchard <web at> wrote:

> I realize that it's expensive to run these lines but when you put your
> working and protect in the same cable or different cables in the same
> trench (not even a trench a few feet apart, but the same trench and
> same innerduct), you have to EXPECT that you're gonna have angry
> customers. And yet when telco folks learn that this has occured, they
> often fein being as surprised as the customers.

.. and as long as they are the only telco with copper in the area,
they could care less, I guess?

> jump off his tractor and hit a lever that lowered an auger that sliced
> a fiber-optic line.

ps: That story had a kind of  "... that killed the rat that ate the
malt that made the house that jack built" feel to it.


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