[LINK] crossover networks by AT&T/T-Mobile in storm area

Gordon Keith gordonkeith at acslink.net.au
Fri Nov 2 09:44:38 AEDT 2012

On Fri, 2 Nov 2012 08:19:05 AM David Boxall wrote:
> On 1/11/2012 2:13 PM, Marghanita da Cruz wrote:
> > ...
> > By the way, above ground power can be restored more quickly than
> > underground power!
> > ...
> Interesting assertion.
> Isn't underground cabling less vulnerable to damage? Wouldn't it thus be
> less likely to need restoring?
> Aren't the majority of outages attributable to overhead cabling?

Probably true, but if you get salt water into underground cables you are 
probably looking at having to replace them completely. That stuff is horrible 
on electricals.

Storm surges are perhaps the one event where underground is much worse.


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