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Re: fiber cut 19 May/PM -> 20 May/AM in Ashburn, VA (lawnmower?!)

  • From: Dan Armstrong
  • Date: Fri May 21 00:06:02 2004

Forgive me, but

Isn't Sonet usually deployed in a ring? Why the heck would a fiber this important not be?

Sean Donelan wrote:

On Thu, 20 May 2004, Robert E. Seastrom wrote:

in the immediate area. Outage was likely off the radar because despite
the big concentration of connectivity in the affected area, the natural
cost disadvantage of the ILEC meant that few circuits of consequence
were riding that fiber.

It also affected 9-1-1 service in Ashburn and was reported through
the normal channels. Unfortunately, the FCC no longer makes the outage
reports available on its web site.

Stuff happens, stuff has always happened, stuff will continue to happen.