Sprint/MCI Virginia fiber route
Sorry to bother, I was putting together a page on the various cable
routes in Virginia. Most of the work is centered on AT&Ts COAX and
Fiber routes, however I remembered the Sprint has a run along the CSX
tracks from atleast here (Newport News) to I suspect Richmond. Found
the terminating POP here in Newport News and a repeater hut about 12
1/2 miles or so north. I found a third Sprint hut all the way near
the Charles City Co./New Kent Co. line along the rail road as well.
However, this is hut is about 35 miles north of the first hut. I
suspect that I am missing two huts. I was wondering if anyone new
about this route or the distance between huts or even where in
Richmond the route terminates (I suspect Grace St. in downtown
Also any info on the MCI route along Rt. 60? 3/4 years ago they
decommissioned one of their older repeaters on Rt. 60 in Lanexa (New
Kent Co.) sold the building to the ROW owner and moved their stuff
into COX Fibernet's Lightfoot facility (ironicly built infront of
AT&T's Lightfoot mic site). There is another repeater in Sandston
(Henrico Co.) next to a fire tower off of Rt. 60. This one looks alot
more modern than the one sold to the property owner. A similar and
almost identical repeater is found off of Rt. 250 heading towards
Charlottesville in Zions Crossroads (or there abouts). There is a
gigantic facility in Glen Allen and a medium sized facility in
Charlottesville (althought the NetworkMCI sign has been removed).
However, those are the only three repeaters I know about, surely
there must be more? Also where do the routes go? Rt. 60 ends just
*after* the Lightfoot facility. Charlottesville seems to go N from
the 5th St. facility but thats it.
I did find a much older repeater site in Woodford, Caroline Co. It
was a dedicated two way site with generator building. I don't think
its part of the Rt. 60/250 run though.
Any info on those two runs would be most appreciated.