MCI WorldCom fiber cut - Syracuse, NY said:

I was under the impression that fiber trunks used to be buried (circa
15 years ago) with a copper tracer in them. Then there was some good
reason why they were no longer done that way. Like corrosion or




Without wishing to blow my own country's trumpet, one of the few things
right about the UK (and to a great extent Europe's) telecommunications
carrier market is sensible telcos dig proper ducts, put sensible
fiber in them, bury them at sensible depths, and in general only
provision SDH (read SONET in the US). And *seem* to keep maps.

Even US carriers in the UK who commonly have US fiber cuts do this.