[External] Re: 10g residential CPE

Michael Thomas mike at mtcc.com
Sun Dec 27 18:06:48 UTC 2020

On 12/27/20 10:00 AM, Valdis Klētnieks wrote:
> On Sun, 27 Dec 2020 17:57:17 +0100, Baldur Norddahl said:
>> Here in the civilised world we bury the wires ;-)
> Even the long-haul 765kv and up connections across the power grid?
> In the US, they're out on towers for a reason - you can fly along them
> in a helicopter and easily spot parts of cable that are degrading and need
> repair because they glow brighter on an infrared scope...
> (Plus, as Hurricane Sandy taught Manhattan, buried wires have their
> own rather nasty failure modes....)

Right and here in California, it was precisely those lines that 
incinerated Paradise. The problem with PG&E is that they couldn't be 
bothered to maintain anything since it got in the way of cushy estaff 
salaries and investor dividends. The tower that caused Paradise was a 
century old.


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