[AusNOG] Damage to iiNET HFC cable
marka at isc.org
Tue Feb 5 15:20:51 EST 2019
Optus has this: https://www.optus.com.au/shop/support/answer/how-to-report-hazardous-or-damaged-optus-equipment?requestType=NormalRequest&id=1447&typeId=5
but trying to find it through “Contact Us” is just about impossible.
If you call Support they want all sorts of unnecessary garbage then say “we will roll a truck sometime next week” for cables that are dangling over roads just above car height.
Not that telcos are alone in this regard. Trying to report faults to companies is hard.
> On 5 Feb 2019, at 2:58 pm, Matthew Moyle-Croft <mmc at mmc.com.au> wrote:
> There’s no good way of reporting infrastructure damage to most telcos that I’ve found.
> eg. (a while back) I was at a Telstra Exchange and saw someone had damaged something on the outside of the building (involved cabling to the colocated mobile tower). I tried to report it via “official channels” and didn’t get anywhere. Damage was still evident a long time later.
> I suspect it’s easier for people to ignore and fix during an outage so they can call it Force Majeure rather than proactively prevent an issue.
>> On 5 Feb 2019, at 11:25 am, Matthew Matters <mmatters at ausnetservers.net.au> wrote:
>> Hey Guys,
>> Quick question, can someone contact me off list about damage to the HFC cable in Ballarat area, I have gotten a few customers call me to advise me that the cable is very low and at risk of being ripped from the pole.
>> Been on hold to support but they are not being much help.
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