Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2009/04/09

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Subject: [Leica] Today's internet outages
From: reid at (Brian Reid)
Date: Thu, 09 Apr 2009 20:35:17 -0700

This article in the San Francisco Chronicle does a pretty good job of 
explaining what happened today:

The San Carlos cut on Old County Road is about 3 miles from where I work, so 
I drove over to have a look. Based on what I saw, I am 100% certain that 
this vandalism was performed by a professional fiber installer or maintainer 
and not a terrorist.

There were at least 100 people involved in fiber repair operations when I 
visited about 3pm PDT. And about 20 to 30 trucks, including splice trucks, 
winches, cable spoolers, directional drilling equipment, and spare conduit 
supplies. You could tell that FEMA was not involved in managing this 

The fiber via which LUG pictures are displayed was spliced and restored 
about 4pm EDT. I don't know how many are still awaiting repair.