February 18, 2020 21:35
Level 3 Communications, a fiber network company with 84,000 miles of cable, comes clean about the real danger to its business Among the enemies of the future, we should count the common squirrel. According to Level 3 Communications, which maintains an 84,000-mile fiber network, the cute rodents do 17 percent of the damage to their fiber optic network. Last year MINET had an outage caused by squirrel chews and this year it might happen again. Squirrels chewing on objects which are hard is important to prevent [rodents] ever-growing incisor teeth from overgrowing.