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Re: DC fiber cut: field report
> As we left it struck me that this cut was not if, but when. And more cuts > like it. There was no protection for the cable, no markers of the cable > location. One of the interesting things about the startup of Wiltel was pulling fiber through decommisioned gas pipelines; not only do you get a 1/4" steel backhoe fade margin, but you get scary yellow signs that say "DANGER: HIGH PRESSURE NATURAL GAS LINE"; cut a piece of innerduct and your boss yells at you. Bust a gas pipeline and they can bury what's left of the offender in a thimble - if they can find it.