So long as we are talking infrastructure...

Anyone have experience with Gripple's seismic bracing vs Unistrut's?
Looking at putting something in on the Farallons for a rack there and
Gripple's system looks lighter and possibly easier to install...

You can reply directly back to me as I don't know if the rest of the
list wants to see this thread.


Warning: For just plain curiosity at the moment.

     I was looking for publicly accessible feasibility studies, white papers, etc, about long distance fiber deployment. (> 400km, aka >250 miles)

     The interest comes from documenting myself about how poorly deserved are the northern communities in Canada. And how "freakn a shame it is to get pwned" by France telecom wise =D.

     At this point my Goolge Fu is hardly getting thru the pointless clutter search engines accumulated over the years...

     From the numerous input so far:

         A lot of the attempts where made to use facilities like rail or electrical grid distribution, but it always ended squashed by a massive push back from the telecom industries, and in one case, maybe the FMI.

     I'm thinking:

         If people can invest millions into DOTCOM that put fitbits on cows... There must be a way to help those communities. And ourself, from under the telecom giants.


I think the Artic Fiber project is designed to alleviate that problem in the Northwest. It was incorporated into a larger project to connect the three continents. I know one of the founders, Mike Cunningham.