Fiber cut - response in seconds?

Jared Mauch jared at puck.nether.net
Tue Jun 2 08:26:14 CDT 2009


On Jun 2, 2009, at 9:19 AM, Martin Hannigan wrote:

> On Mon, Jun 1, 2009 at 6:40 PM, Charles Wyble  
> <charles at thewybles.com> wrote:
>
>>
>> http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/05/30/AR2009053002114_pf.html
>>
>> Not sure if I fully believe the article. Responding to a fiber cut in
>> seconds?
>>
>> I suppose it's possible if $TLA had people monitoring the  
>> construction from
>> across the street, and they were in communication with the NOC.
>>
>>
> Dig Safe, Miss Utility, etc. notify potential dig impacted entities  
> when
> activity is occurring around their assets and coordinate the marking  
> of the
> utilities and start of construction in proximity to the targeted dig  
> zone.
> This is why calling the state utility locator services is the law
> (everywhere that I'm aware of). The government isn't exempt from these
> notifications FWIW. The programs may have a slight tweak in the  
> national
> capitol area.
>
> http://www.ncs.gov/

What you're likely interested in is TSP:

http://tsp.ncs.gov/

This is something that is placed on your service when it's ordered and  
alters the design and engineering of the services.

- Jared




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