Another example would be when the L4 cable was installed across Iowa in the late '60s it crossed the older L1 (probably upgraded to L3 by that point) Des Moines to Minneapolis coax, but did not connect to it as far as I know. The point of crossing was about 10 miles east of the Boone L4 main station.
The Des Moines to Minneapolis TD-2 microwave route was altered, however, to connect to the L4 route at Boone. This was done by reaiming the horn antennas at Kelly (AKA Ames) and Radcliffe towards a new tower at Boone.
--- In email@example.com, David <wb8foz@...> wrote:
> > Since the cables cross just outside Bluffton, Ohio, why not put a
> > junction there?
> I've seen this several places. Faulkner comes to mind; ISTM the fiber runs
> across the property but never enters the building.
> You'd think they'd want the flexibility of a cross connect. What comes to
> mind are two possible downsides:
> Maybe isolation/independence was more important.
> Maybe the cost of expanding an existing facility to accommodate the added
> equipment was too high.