Outside plant vandalism is an inside job

29 October 2014 by Steve Blum
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On the other hand, he might have just noticed that the concrete lid says “fiber”.

Good information regarding fiber optic networks is often hard to come by. Companies that own it – particularly last mile companies like AT&T and Comcast – don’t want customers or competitors picking apart their offerings, either in terms of unbundling network elements from managed service or trying to figure out in advance where gaps in service might be.

One reason reflexively given is security, but time and again events show that if there’s a threat to physical infrastructure, it’s from inside.… More