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Fibre network rollout causes lots of damage to pipes - AT

Thursday 22 September 2011 | 11:21 CET | News
Around 30,000 pipe leaks per year are cause by rolling out new fibre networks, a study by spectrum regulator Agentschap Telecom reported. During excavation work, maps are rarely, if at all, used. Sometimes, available designs are not used. Work is however registered to the local cadastre. The study also found that the layout of existing cables and pipes are not conform with CROW directions, aimed at preventing excavation damage. The regulator conducted the study at the request of several administrators and municipalities, which expressed concerns about the way work is carried out. The lay-out

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Categories: Fixed / Internet
Companies: Agentschap Telecom
Countries: Netherlands
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