Need photographs of IT/Telecom gear/rooms

Mike mike-nanog at tiedyenetworks.com
Thu Oct 27 14:30:58 CDT 2011


Greetings,

	I have been given the opportunity to teach the mechanics of the 
Internet to a group of 6 - 12'th grade students, and as an engineer and 
owner of an ISP I have it in mind to really get into this and show these 
kids how, really, all this stuff works and to make it fun and exciting. 
I can't take them on a tour of an ATT central office to show off one of 
my DSLAMs for example, nor can I really show them what a colocation or 
IX looks like since they are too far away to drive. I was hoping any of 
you would be kind enough to provide pictures of these types of 
environments, especially rack mounted switch/router hardware, fiber 
optic cabling short and long haul, international undersea cable anchor 
points, or anything else that would make for a good slide presentation 
in this context. These kids are in a very rural community where 
marijuana is the main source of income (followed by meth), and have 
little access to adults doing this type of stuff in the real world. My 
focus will also include introducing these kids to the concept of having 
something better such as a career in information technology and talking 
about ways they themselves might get involved and on track that way, so 
these photographs would be extremely helpful to light their young minds 
and get them thinking about their futures.

Thank you all.

Mike-



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