The one thing that I don't necessarily agree with saying fiber is not damageable by water. It most certainly could be if water got inside of the fibers contaminating them with all kinds of stuff. The difference is that it looks like most of their fiber runs are unspliced or have water tight splices. Just looking at mess of old phone wiring with thousands of those little splice connectors shows how many times that wiring has probably changed over the years. It will be interesting to see how well their fiber infrastructure ages and if they would have the same problems with their lines in another 20 or 30 years.