2. While we can try to reason with humans and publicize our underground cable, there is nothing we can do about our next biggest pain in the rear, and that’s squirrels! Of all the animals in the whole world, almost all of our animal damage comes from this furry little nut eater. Squirrel chews account for a whopping 17% of our damages so far this year! But let me add that it is down from 28% just last year and it continues to decrease since we added cable guards to our plant. Honestly, I don’t understand what the big attraction is or why they feel compelled to gnaw through cables. Our guys in the field have given this some thought and jokingly suspect the cable manufacturers of using peanut oil in the sheathing. If you have any new ideas on how we can combat these wayward rodents, I’d love to hear from you. We are always looking for ways to improve.
raytaylor:chevrolux: Oh and just another note, why woud you have to get some one to fix a broken cable? If it's laid properly there shouldnt be an issue ;)
Rabbits i guess. Not really sure.
Also because of the ground conditions, like 30m of rocks sticking out, the area cant be trenched so the cable will be attached to a fence.
okay so i have been sufficently scared away from fibre.
Good old trusty VDSL it is.
Time to find a new industry!