Friday, August 05, 2005

"Locating company takes blame for one cut phone line"

A new story on the cut fiber-optic cable incident with the company employed by BellSouth to locate lines, UtiliQuest, admitting culpability on the first cut--that took out River Ranch and an area hospital--but laying the blame for the second cut on "the out-of-state contractor working for LUS." (Both BellSouth and UtiliQuest are quartered in Atlanta.) LUS continues to assert that the second cut was also due to marking problems.

But the real story is no surprise at all:

UtiliQuest is still employed by BellSouth, Mangum said. He declined to elaborate on the incident Thursday, saying it will likely be the subject of legal action.
See "Sue 'em into submission."

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