(perhaps off topic, but) Microwave Towers

Robert DeVita radevita at mejeticks.com
Sat Jul 14 15:50:25 UTC 2018

We had a ton of point to point wireless customers at 120E Van Buren out to South Mountain. About 10 years ago there was a significant shortage of fiber outside of Phoenix. You choices were SRP and Cox for the most part and SRP at that time had a very limited fiber network. They were actually the only company that offered dark Fiber out to Chandler when that campus first got built.

Robert DeVita
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Subject: Re: (perhaps off topic, but) Microwave Towers

> On Jul 14, 2018, at 10:19 AM, Brian Kantor <Brian at ampr.org> wrote:
>>> I find myself driving down Route 66. On our way through Arizona, I was surprised by what look like a lot of old-style microwave links. They pretty much follow the East-West rail line - where I'd expect there's a lot of fiber buried.
> Could they be a legacy of the Southern Pacific Railroad Internal Network Telecommunications,
> now known under the acronym SPRINT?
> - Brian

Not along Route 66 in Arizona. That generally parallels BNSF Railway, formerly the Santa Fe down there. Southern Pacific followed Interstate 10 much further south.

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