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RE: Update: CSX train derailment

  • From: Tom Walton
  • Date: Sat Jul 21 17:30:35 2001

Routes and rights-of-way and conduits have successfully resisted
virtualization. Highway and rail routes still carry almost all long-haul
fiber.  The bridges are still the only way across the rivers. Poles, heaven
forfend, still work where holes are too expensive.

What did I miss in  '93?


>"Rivers and bridges"?

>Either Frank is sensationalizing his comments for the benefit of the
>press, or he's been asleep since '93.

>Seems to me the so-called "choke-points" now are more social and fiscal
>than physical - I doubt rivers and bridges are much of an issue.