Company Sued for Damaging Underground Fiber optic Facility

Last Friday, plaintiffs Level 3 Communications, LLC, and WilTel Communications, LLC (collectively Level 3) filed a negligence suit against Boretex Communication LLC and one of its managers for damages to Level 3’s underground fiber-optic telecommunications facility in Prairie View, Texas. The complaint accuses Boretex of causing more than $140,000 worth of damage to the plaintiffs’ facility when it was excavating earth and laying fiber-optic cables nearby.

According to the Southern District of Texas filing, the plaintiffs are Delaware telecommunications companies with principal places of business in Broomfield, Colo. They serve enterprise, government, and carrier customers. Level 3’s services are provided through “extensive nationwide fiber networks” that partly consist of underground facilities, including…Read More

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