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Woodpecker damages fiber-optic cables


Last updated 1/8/2009 at Noon

The cause of a recent telephone and DSL (Internet) outage in Fallbrook near Winterwarm and Alta Vista is shown in the photo above. Note the hole in the black-colored fiber-optic cable splice box (look for the white cord hanging out of the hole). This is where a woodpecker penetrated the non-metallic box and proceeded to destroy the optical connections inside. This caused an outage for about a day until the telephone company could make repairs. This was the second successful woodpecker assault at this location in a matter of weeks.

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