On Fri, 02 Jun 2017 13:23:26 -0400, Christopher Morrow said: > is this a case of 'wherer the cable gets dry' vs 'where the electronics > doing cable things lives' ? > aren't (normally) the dry equipment locations a bit inland and then have > last-mile services from the consortium members headed inland to their > respective network pops?
Well, I'd be willing to buy that logic, except the specific buildings called out look pretty damned big for just drying off a cable. For example, this is claimed to be the US landing point for TAT-14 - looks around 4K square feet? http://virtualglobetrotting.com/map/tuckerton-cable-landing-station/view/google/ Though I admit I'm foggy on how much gear is needed to stuff however many amps at 4,000 volts down the cable core to power the repeaters. But again - if there's gear stuffing that many amps at that many volts down a cable, salt water could be the start of a bad day... (And note - I'm not saying that *everybody* who built a cable landing station managed to get it wrong. I'm saying that with the number of landing stations in existence, the chance that *somebody* got it wrong is probably scarily high. Telco and internet experiences in New Orleans during Katrina and NYC during Sandy suggest there's a lot of infrastructure built with "we never had storm surge in this building before so it can't happen" planning....)
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