fiber cut

fiber cut

An accidental break in an optical fiber, typically due to new construction in the area. The telcos that laid the first fiber are more subject to fiber cuts than subsequent carriers such as Qwest and Level 3. The newer companies placed their cables into gas pipelines and other conduits that cannot be easily damaged.
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The signal also turns on the cutter, which reportedly senses the speed of the moving fiber strands and adjusts itself to maintain a preset fiber cut length.
Restoration times in the event of a fiber cut on a transport path are under 50 milliseconds.
It also enables the network to instantly reroute signals in the event of a fiber cut.
The 106-mile network extension connects Williston, Bismarck and Minot and provides a redundancy measure that would reroute network traffic should a fiber cut occur.
It also provides increased reliability in the event of a fiber cut, even with unprotected service.
Polyester fiber cut ranges - 3-5 dtex polyester / 57-70 mm white (Virgin) 70 000 kg,- 3-5 dtex polyester / 70-100 mm white (Virgin) 15 000 kg,- 3-5 dtex polyester / 57-100 mm black 30 000 kg,- 5-7 dtex polyester / 57-100 mm white (Virgin) 6 000 kg,- 15-18 dtex polyester / 57-87 mm white (Virgin) 20 000 kg.