The Year of the Backhoe Continues...

do people really think that the relative fiber cut rate is any higher than
in the past? there's a bit more fiber, hence the term 'relative'. but i
suspect that the predominant factor is that new victims have a better means
of broadcasting their displeasure.


Yes, just look at worldcom stats, they went almost 3 years without a cut,
and now have had 4 major cuts in a short time. Part of this is because
their own people are cutting the fiber when they are working on the