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A giant Verizon (VZ) switching hub in NYC's financial district was badly damaged by Hurricane...

A giant Verizon (VZ) switching hub in NYC's financial district was badly damaged by Hurricane Sandy. The facility's "cable vault," which aggregates incoming telecom cables, was flooded, crippling access to the building's (undamaged) switches. Though the facility is now partly operational, another downtown switching hub has been left completely inoperable by flooding.
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  • w0ql
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    Are you talking about 33 E Thomas? I was worried about that.
    1 Nov 2012, 07:16 PM Reply Like
  • flyingphantom
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    The cable vault should not be affected by flooding if properly provisioned and maintained. It is actually the place where cabling from inside the central office is connected to the cables that go out of the building. The splices there are intended to be in splice cases that are pressurized to keep the water out. Guess their air program was a bit weak.....Retired VZ Field Tech
    2 Nov 2012, 02:24 AM Reply Like
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