Telecom

Chile watchdog proposes new critical telecom infrastructure rules

Chilean telecommunications watchdog Subtel announced the launch of a public consultation on a proposal to update critical infrastructure rules to include emerging technologies such as fibre optics. In a statement, the regulator said the new rules would govern the reporting of faults in the country’s telecommunications networks and early warning system (SAE) as well as …

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Services restored at DMV offices statewide after severed fiber optic cable

DENVER (KKTV) – UPDATE (9/18): The Colorado Department of Revenue says services are restored at all DMV offices in the state. DMVs statewide can once again issue driver’s licenses, instruction permits and ID cards. _____________________________ PREVIOUS (9/17): The Colorado Department of Revenue worked throughout Tuesday to restore DMV services to residents…read more

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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