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The Verge article about Verizon's Sandy Cleanup Efforts in Manhattan

On 11/20/12 9:10 AM, Christopher Morrow wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 20, 2012 at 11:55 AM, George, Wes <wesley.george at twcable.com> wrote:
>>> From: Christopher Morrow [mailto:morrowc.lists at gmail.com]
>>>> http://www.theverge.com/2012/11/17/3655442/restoring-verizon-service-m
>>>> anhattan-hurricane-sandy
>>> hey lookie! 'free uprades'!
>> [WEG] Better that than "we're going to replace all of this old technology with exactly the same stuff because that's what the standards document says to do" like happened in the rebuilding efforts for Katrina. I remember someone presenting about that rebuilding effort during NANOG years ago, and I asked about opportunities for improvement and upgrades and was really depressed at the missed opportunity it represented as they confirmed that they were in fact laying new copper...
> yea. it's acutally kinda nice that at least from CO -> building now
> there maybe more highspeed links... and maybe lower long term costs?
> Also, now VZ can sell the copper to all the rest of us for use in
> fiber camouflage!
1200 pair is 5.5lbs per foot.  That's somewhere in the neighborhood of 
$100k per mile at retail scrap prices.