The plan is to decommission TAT-14 in 2024. That is long before the next Biblical Flood due the ice caps melting. The Trans-Atlantic systems have a life span at best of 30 years. When the next set of systems is built rising waters will be taken into account.
________________________________ From: Valdis Kletnieks <val...@vt.edu> on behalf of valdis.kletni...@vt.edu <valdis.kletni...@vt.edu> Sent: Friday, June 2, 2017 8:40 PM To: Christopher Morrow Cc: Rod Beck; firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: Russian diplomats lingering near fiber optic cables 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/ [http://khm0.googleapis.com/kh?v=726&hl=en-US&x=307790&y=398428&z=20]<http://virtualglobetrotting.com/map/tuckerton-cable-landing-station/view/google/> Tuckerton Cable Landing Station in Tuckerton, NJ (Google ...<http://virtualglobetrotting.com/map/tuckerton-cable-landing-station/view/google/> virtualglobetrotting.com Tuckerton Cable Landing Station (Google Maps). Tuckerton Cable Landing Station hosts the TAT-14 fibre cable which runs 15,000km to... 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....)