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Re: Those vulnerable cables

@Alan ""The people who own navies are pretty much the only ones who can cut undersea cables."

Experience shows that it's the people who own ship anchors and/or deep trawl rigs"

What he said. Back in the ‘80s when I worked on submarine cables (copper not fibre) trawlers dragging their anchors nearly isolated the UK. There were all sorts of tortuous re-routes and communications to the US had to go via satellite. Coincidentally BT engineers were on strike at the time...

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