Internet mauled by bears

Eric J Esslinger eesslinger at
Mon Sep 19 16:45:08 UTC 2011

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Suresh Ramasubramanian [mailto:ops.lists at]
> On Mon, Sep 19, 2011 at 4:16 PM, Eugen Leitl <eugen at> wrote:
> > He pointed out that these are the kind of problems city
> folk probably
> > don't have in an urban area because there is a bear shortage.
> And backwoods towns have rednecks with shotguns, and bubba
> the backhoe driver exists everywhere there's a road ..
To be honest, while we have had some 'shotgun peppered' fiber runs in our rural TN town (mostly in one spot, due to dove hunters), after comparing notes with a lady that works for Mediacom I think it is preferable to having to have security escorts for their crews in some rough urban areas because gangs will shoot up plant then wait for the crews to show up so they can rob them.

Everyone has issues as which are as diverse as the areas we deploy in.
Eric Esslinger
Information Services Manager - Fayetteville Public Utilities
(931)433-1522 ext 165

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