reply to elray
Re: "Accidental" dual cut? More often than you would think. I bet someone in Alaska Airlines IT department got to say "I told you so" today.
If you are running something that's this important NEVER put all of your eggs in one basket. I can thing of many reasons besides fiber cuts why this is a bad network design for something that's so mission critical.
I do not, have not, and will not work for AT&T/Comcast/Verizon/Charter or similar sized company.