They pulled a BIFF


  I was wondering if anyone has heard of the following term. I
received it as a notification of an outtage from a vendor :

At 5:35 CST, October 19, 1998 our AT&T backbone had 23 T-3's cut by a
contractor. This caused a massive BIFF (Backhoe Induced Fiber Failure).


If it were okay to combine MCI outage notification TLAs with AT7T TLA, we
could have:

  The BIPP had a BIFF.

Early 1990's, when I was at Rutgers in NJ, we called it:

  "Backhoe-Induced Deep Fade"

Kelly J.