No cell coverage in the San Juans April 12/13,

Chtucker

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Sounds like it will be a blackout in the San Juans- Just an FYI


ALERT: County-Wide Communications Blackout Coming April 12th

On April 12th from 9:00 pm to April 13th at 6:00 am, the county is going to experience a county-wide communications outage.

The 48-count fiber-optic cable carrying all data and voice traffic from San Juan County for ALL providers is going to be relocated just sound of Anacortes at SR-20 and Spur (Sharpes Corner).

WSDOT will be shutting down and re-routing this fiber cable as they implement a traffic change in this area. More information about the WSDOT construction project here:


WSDOT's official release can be found here:

http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/news/2018/03/19/prepare-around-clock-lane-reductions-sr-20-anacortes

WAVE Broadband, the owner of the cable, will be performing the work. They have given Rock Island some very vague ideas as to the exact timing of the work. We are currently unsure when the cable will be cut exactly, and which critical fiber links will be connected prior to the work window close.

We hope the actual outage will be well within the 9-hour window, but given the nature of the proposed project, we should all be prepared to see severely constrained services for most of the outage window.

Rock Island will be able to process some communications via microwave links from Mt. Constitution to Bellingham, and from North Blakely to a LTE site on Lummi island. We are also working with our voice partners T-Mobile, Ooma, Jive and to see how we can maintain some level of cellular and digital voice communications around the county during this period.

Why is there no other fiber path in Anacortes for redundancy?

This question has been a concern for Rock Island for some time now. For over 20 years all carriers (CenturyLink, Rock Island, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, Zito Media, etc.) have relied on this one fiber path traveling through Fidalgo Island. Rock Island has been working with the City of Anacortes and WSDOT to develop a secondary fiber path from the west side of Fidalgo Island all the way to Mt. Vernon. This will give us full carrier and path redundancy and isolate us from problems like this in the future.
 
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rickstah

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Good times! Why they don't just put in new cable and ditch the old I'll never understand.
 
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FVSerenity

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    ha ha ha ha hah. firkin awesome, I wonder is all the land lines run through there as well?
    cut the cable frank, ok its cut, install the new connectors? what! those connectors wont fit, lol
    what could possibly go wrong
     
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    Chtucker

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    ha ha ha ha hah. firkin awesome, I wonder is all the land lines run through there as well?
    cut the cable frank, ok its cut, install the new connectors? what! those connectors wont fit, lol
    what could possibly go wrong
    Blue connects to blue, red to red, wait is that orange?!?!?
     
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    Chtucker

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    Pretty short outage. We lost all communication around 5? Years ago for 2 days plus. No phone, no cell, no internet/compooter. It was really cool after you just just accepted it. I really miss life before any of this current always in contact shit. Also, social media is fucking us all up.

    It daydream of working for Opalco and living i. The islands. The outage and how Opalco responded (fiber, microwave, network) partnerships that they have built are pretty cool
     
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