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Re: [OM] OT: Phoenix Internet Outage

Subject: Re: [OM] OT: Phoenix Internet Outage
From: Jim Nichols <jhnichols@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 24 Sep 2020 14:54:22 -0500
Gray squirrels can demolish an overhead fiber cable if they can find a limb to perch on.  It happened behind my house, and caused me to lose a nice, tall row of hollies.

On 9/24/20 2:47 PM, Ken Norton wrote:
      I learned more details about this.  Seems that someone set fire to a 
utility pole in north Phoenix.  Power has been restores, but Cox is a long way 
off from fully restoring the internet.
It definitely can take more than a few hours to splice a few hundred
fibers. We had an outage like that up here where a meth lab in a
Winnebago blew up and roasted the aerial cable.


Jim Nichols
Tullahoma, TN USA

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