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Re: Call for Qwest to conduct a training stand-down

  • From: David Lesher
  • Date: Wed May 05 01:01:49 1999

Unnamed Administration sources reported that Sean Donelan said:

> I don't know who Qwest is hiring to bury its fiber, but I would like
> to call on Qwest to conduct an immediate stand-down until it can review
> its fiber installation practices, training and supervision with its
> contractors. Including review of safe digging/drilling practices around
> other providers' fiber.

The fact is, it is likely a dozen low-bid contractors. Or one
contractor & a dozen subs. THAT likely is the issue.

Further, if you read the Underground mag I mentioned in weeks
past; it appears the rod-poking folks seem to be nailing EVERYONE:
sewers, gas lines, water, you name it.

But yes, Qwest should read 'em the riot act. It is far cheaper to
avoid that 200*OC-192 bundle than fix it.

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