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Fiber optics cut disrupts courthouse

A construction crew who cut a fiber optic cable disrupted Bartholomew County government for a few hours Monday afternoon. Telephone service was disrupted at most downtown county facilities including the Bartholomew County Courthouse, the county jail and sheriff’s department, the county governmental office building, and the Court Services building, Bartholomew County commissioner Carl Lienhoop said…read …

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Sempra Energy: SoCalGas, Orange County Fire Authority and the California Regional Common Ground Alliance Held Mock Natural Gas Line Digging Accident to Demonstrate Importance of Contacting 811 Before Excavation Work and Following Safe Digging Procedures

LOS ANGELES, August 9, 2019 – To commemorate 8/11 Day (August 11), Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas), The California Regional Common Ground Alliance (CARCGA) and Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) held a mock utility line strike to raise awareness about the importance of contacting 811 at least two working days (not counting the day of notification) prior to the start …

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Utility companies unite on 8/11 to urge public to call 811 before you dig

Utility companies have mobilized to let the public know that Aug. 11 is National Safe Digging Day, a reminder to call 811 before starting any digging project in order to prevent damage to underground utilities. Homeowners, contractors and excavators are urged to make a free call to 811 to have underground utility lines marked before …

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Viasat Wins $49M Verdict Over Fiber Optic Technology

A Southern California jury on Wednesday gave Viasat Inc. every dollar of the $49 million it was seeking in contract claims against Acacia Communications Inc. But it delivered a mixed bag on Viasat’s trade secrets claims following a monthlong trial in northern San Diego County. Superior Court jurors found that Acacia willfully and maliciously misappropriated …

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Phone service restored following cut fiber optic line

FRISCO — Communications were fully restored to the Summit County 911 Center early Tuesday morning following outages across the state. The Summit County 911 Center, along with other dispatch centers and customers around western Colorado, temporarily lost phone service due to a “third-party fiber cut,” according to a brief statement from CenturyLink spokesperson Nikki Wheeler. …

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