Bee attack, fiber cut, 7-hour outage

Speaking on Deep Background, the Press Secretary whispered:

> Anytime you talk about "rural" I'm impressed with 7 hours, however -- isn't
> SONET supposed to make this better?

Sure, if:
1. the protect path is configured and enabled
2. both the working and protect paths don't run through the same

Look up zip 95428.

There is one route in, period. Power is on one side of the road,
phone copper the other.

My customer gave up and moved out after PacBell wanted
3-4 years to get glass in...