Fiber cut - response in seconds?

Christopher Morrow morrowc.lists at
Tue Jun 2 15:30:19 UTC 2009

On Tue, Jun 2, 2009 at 11:19 AM, Peter Beckman <beckman at> wrote:
> On Tue, 2 Jun 2009, 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?
>  Because if they DON'T hit the line, it is still a secret.
>  Then again, if they DO hit the line, it's pretty obvious what the line is
>  for and at least one place it runs.  I wonder if the Gov't schedules a
>  move of the line once it's operational security is comprimised by an
>  accidental cut.

putting fiber in the ground isn't a quiet task...

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