[Urcad] Dreaded Fiber Cut
URCAD Internet Access User List
urcad at list.omsoft.com
Sat Jul 23 21:33:57 PDT 2011
At approximately 10:30 am on Saturday July 23rd, a major cut of fiber
optic cable bundle occurred in Davis CA.
This was an inadvertent construction accident, as these often are,
since this fiber bundle is buried in conduit 4-6 feet underground. Much
copper infrastructure was also damaged.
Approximately 150 strands of fiber were cut. Within this bundle were
bulk circuits we use to carry DSL customer traffic to our office, and
also our traffic to our Sacramento Data Center facility and the
ATT contractors were the source of the cut, and fiber optic repair
crews have been working since 2pm, splicing these cable pairs to resolve
the issue. Service was restored out at restored 9pm.
We apologize this had to happen, and it took so long for ATT to fix.
FWIW We have had our DSL services fiber for over 12 years without
incident, so its a freak occurrence.
Thanks for your patience
Omsoft Systems Administraton
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