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Re: AT&T IP Backbone map

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  • Mark Foster
    Several sources indicated the original fiber in the northeast was laid in the L carrier NY to Boston route. I can personally verify the MA portion.
    Message 1 of 4 , Nov 7, 1999
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      Several sources indicated the original fiber in the northeast was laid in the
      L carrier NY to Boston route. I can personally verify the MA portion.


      At 07:25 PM 11/6/1999 -0500, you wrote:
      >From: "Mike Jacobs" <mwj116@...>
      >
      > >From what I know, AT&T does not generally use overhead fiber in
      >its intercity plant. A few years ago I had lunch with a vice
      >president from AT&T's network management center in Conyers, GA
      >and we discussed fiber survivability. The majority of their fiber at
      >that time was plowed into the railbed along many major rail routes,
      >including the Northeast Corridor and the Conrail main lines. There
      >was concern at that time because MCI had just signed for right of
      >way along the same routes, , and AT&T was worried that if their
      >contractors had been sloppy in plowing their cables in, they could
      >protrude into the space to be used by MCI. In the areas of PA and
      >NJ where I worked for Bell Atlantic, we sometimes shared conduit
      >plant with AT&T fiber. At least in the northeast, I would surmise
      >that AT&T's fiber is all either buried or underground (the distinction
      >is that buried fiber has the cable directly in contact with the ground,
      >and that underground fiber(or cable) is in a conduit run)
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