Rising sea levels are going to mess with the internet

Rod Beck rod.beck at unitedcablecompany.com
Thu Jul 26 17:16:11 UTC 2018

But the reality is that if you get bigger storm surges, your Internet access will be knocked. You will get loss of power and even if the backbone holds up, the access networks will not. Every time we get a severe flood here in Budapest, power is knocked out and we are down hard. The general population may not take much comfort in your installation of thousands of miles of fiber. Just a fact.



From: NANOG <nanog-bounces at nanog.org> on behalf of Naslund, Steve <SNaslund at medline.com>
Sent: Thursday, July 26, 2018 7:02 PM
To: nanog at nanog.org
Subject: RE: Rising sea levels are going to mess with the internet

BTW, I have installed thousands of miles of fiber and been submerged in plenty of manholes over the years.  If you have been in a manhole in the spring you would know what a non-event you are talking about here.  A lot of your Internet is under water a lot of the time anyway (not even counting all of the oceanic stuff).

>Since we have been able to cope with train derailments, backhoes, forest fires, traffic accidents, etc, I am pretty confident that the networks will keep up with the lightning fast 1/8" per year rise in >sea level.

Steven Naslund
Chicago IL

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