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The Importance of Rodent Protection in Fiber Optic Cables

In August 2011, Level 3 Communications reported that 17% of the damage to their 84,000-mile fiber optic cable network was done by squirrels.In the same year, Time Warner Cable reported that they suffered heavy damage to fiber optic cables: squirrels chewed through their lines and made them replace 87 miles, incurring hundreds of thousands of dollars in losses. One of the most constant dangers in fiber optic cables today is being exposed to rodents. The characteristic trait of these mostly...

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