Fiber cut - response in seconds?
sronan at fattoc.com
Tue Jun 2 14:50:48 UTC 2009
In my experience they are required not only to mark the line, but to
identify it with the initials of the owner.
On Jun 2, 2009, at 10:44 AM, JC Dill wrote:
> Elmar K. Bins wrote:
>> jcdill.lists at gmail.com (JC Dill) wrote:
>>> Why do they "watch" and "monitor" rather than proactively go out
>>> and say "watch out, there's an unmarked cable here" and keep them
>>> from cutting the cable in the first place?
>> You ever been to a construction site?
> Yes. We have a number here to call "Before You Dig" and they send
> people out to mark where underground utilities are. It would be
> trivially easy for one more set of jump-suited and hard-hat-wearing
> people to show up during this phase of the project and mark one more
> line. For the most part the construction teams don't know and don't
> care who is marking the lines or who is responsible for each, they
> just want the lines marked (location and type of line - gas,
> electric, telco) so they can avoid cutting them. In this way the
> marking team would be "undercover" and the previously unmarked/
> unmapped line would be No Big Deal. When an unmarked line is cut
> and black SUVs show up (the opposite of "undercover"), the line
> becomes A Big Deal which is the opposite of what is intended.
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