AT&T Transcontinental Lightguide Cable


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Today, we worked with excavators and AT&T personnel to ‘pothole‘ AT&T’s transcontinental “Lightguide” fiber-optic cable, a potential terrorist target. This telecommunication line is used by the U.S. President and the military. It contains vibration sensors that alert authorities if anyone gets too close with excavating equipment or other threat. If anyone happens to cut into this line, the repair bill is one million dollars per minute. The project development plan calls for several new utilities to cross the AT&T line. Potholing had to be done at each individual crossing so that we could obtain the exact location and elevation of the line. I’m glad I wasn’t the one doing the digging.

By | 2010-02-17T20:14:45+00:00 February 17th, 2010|Projects|Comments Off on AT&T Transcontinental Lightguide Cable

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