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

David Boxall david.boxall at hunterlink.net.au
Fri Nov 2 20:24:07 AEDT 2012

On 2/11/2012 9:44 AM, Gordon Keith wrote:
> ... if you get salt water into underground cables you are
> probably looking at having to replace them completely. That stuff is horrible
> on electricals.
> ...
True of switchgear and transformers, but sealed lines? Even insulated 
bundled conductors intended for overhead cabling operate safely 
underwater, provided joints are properly sealed.

The weak point is the hardware to which the cables connect. Underground 
cabling can reduce risk; nothing can eliminate it.

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