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.
This network solution will help ensure that DISA's networks at Fort Drum remain effective in the event of a catastrophic event, such as a fiber cut anywhere on the network.
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.
An outage or fiber cut for any/all of these clients could be catastrophic in nature and affect hundreds of thousands of end customers and could potentially cost millions in lost revenues if restoration did not take place.
Features of the facility include a TXU power substation in the parking garage and three diverse fiber entry points into the building to minimize the chance of a fiber cut.
It also provides increased reliability in the event of a fiber cut, even with unprotected service.
Positioned as "telecommunications gap insurance," TeleContinuity delivers a seamless, low cost, network-level solution that will restore incoming telephone service to users within minutes of a PBX or telephone company failure, fiber cut, fire, flood, building evacuation, or catastrophic event.
The receiving node monitors the quality of both received signals and uses the higher quality signal, which provides for uninterrupted communications in the event of signal degradation or a complete fiber cut.
When using the SAN XT, traffic won't be interrupted in the event of hardware or line problems, such as a fiber cut or power failure.
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