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Just after midnight on Thursday, April 9, unidentified attackers climbed down four manholes serving the Northern California city of Morgan Hill and cut eight fiber cables in what appears to have been an organized attack on the electronic infrastructure of an American city. Its implications, though startling, have gone almost un-reported.
That attack demonstrated a severe fault in American infrastructure: its centralization. The city of Morgan Hill and parts of three counties lost 911 service, cellular mobile telephone communications, land-line telephone, DSL internet and private networks, c
A big plus for Morgan Hill was that emergency services had an well-practiced partnership with the local hams. Since you can never budget for all of the communications technicians you'll need in an emergency, using these volunteers is a must for any civil authority. They come with their own equipment, they run their own emergency drills and thus are ready to serve, and they are tinkerers able to improvise the communications system needed to meet a particular emergency.
Ive worked on construction sites in N.Y.C.where non union work was sabatoged by union guys.Dont mess with the unions.The only other thing is maybe some kind of terrorist attack dry run.
Originally posted by XKrossX
I do remember this, and I remember hearing references to contract disputes regarding union labor. Of course the unions denied that they would ever sabotage to prove a point.
But the OP point is still valid. Much of our infrastructure is in pretty precarious spots nowadays.