Sean said: "Unlike cable landing stations and satellite earth stations, which are documented in public FCC licenses, usually to 6 decimal points of longitude & latitude; and and included in navigation maps...."
Or you just follow the manhole covers that say Global Crossings. -- Joe Hamelin, W7COM, Tulalip, WA, +1 (360) 474-7474 On Thu, Jun 1, 2017 at 1:57 PM, Sean Donelan <s...@donelan.com> wrote: > On Thu, 1 Jun 2017, Rod Beck wrote: > >> And even in Kansas most fiber optic cables are probably next to roads, gas >> pipelines, and railways. Pretty easy to find. >> > > Unlike cable landing stations and satellite earth stations, which are > documented in public FCC licenses, usually to 6 decimal points of longitude > & latitude; and and included in navigation maps.... > > Finding the exact cable routes in the middle of the country requires on > the ground surveying and locating cable markers. Piecemeal maps exist at > the local level, and high-level maps are available from various providers. > But as anyone familar with cable accidents or network planning knows, those > marketing maps are aspirational. I had real estate people try to convince > me that "fiber was available" at specific sites because there was a > railroad across the road, and everyone "knew" that fiber was always next to > railroads. > > Yes, its fairly simple to find a cable marker, if you put people (i.e. > diplomats) on the ground in remote areas across the country. > > But, its odd to send diplomats to remote areas of the country, if you are > not trying to survey geographic infrastructure in the middle of the country. >