Arkansas: Downed line causes traffic problems in Clay County [telecom]

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CORNING, Ark. (KAIT) - A downed line in Clay County caused major
traffic problems on U.S. Highway 67/62 in Corning.

The truck hit a power pole dropping a fiber optic line across the

Crews from Entergy, ArDOT and CenturyLink responded to the call.

Bill Horne
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***** Moderator's Note *****

THis might seem like a non-story outside of a town in Arkansas, but it
illustrates the increasing and preventable brittleness of our telecom-
munications infrastruction. Fiber-optic cables can be put in manholes
just like copper cables, so the obvious question is why an alternate
cable route was not used for a critical line in a vulnerable location.

Bill Horne

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