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in-the-know," while others the communication industry to keep
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. . . . will soon overwhelm thelocal smfl.
technologies have combined both drive the conunurucations competitors . .

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aerial and underground to create a at a tunous pace in alinost every corner H m I __ 1 E
maze of ducts and lines thatsonie ot the country. “"'“‘°““ “W 3 ‘°“" ‘“°“ °

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locators declare almost impossible to . . . .
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Likely it is not possible to tor your dollars as they relate to ahead ot the work and minimize the
overestimate the irnponance of communication. we appreciate the trustrations.

our Italian’: communications extra bandwidth and speed but E Ch . h b . _
infrastructure, given our dependence untortunately, the race to be fizsl " l‘[‘1,‘5_““f5lP Tl“ ““‘}’1"t‘“ ‘” 3

upun it. his. the other day, i sat in to  an area has createci some $3 In :~m;:§-ongjnofhgfe “lfh

a local restaurant next to a taniily unintended consequences tor the . 

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oteight. l noticed the grandtather protesuionals working to keep H d_ f . N d ‘ d 1 d
watching a news channel on one ui Ainerica's underground intrastructure “I: ‘:hP’,“_!‘° * 3'“ d” ““ ‘:‘h,““ _
the many ws hanging on awall. protected. 3‘ ° “T ’h.“*° 53:‘ °‘P“Lf_ °“"
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mm D‘ the 01 d“ kids Wm holdmg locator was the only notice he received ensure that othzrluhllty Iocalms can get
mm mm phum Smmng Lhmgh that an subcontractors were moving in tront and shy in tront uf the protect.

. . into his area was the notitication

something, while the two-year-nld mama mm M B" CHM Not At the end of the day, lioth the

was watching a movie on a snian W rm“ 1 mg mm was imm in excavator and locator have the same

phone while in her father's lap. ’ P * 3 Y P. ' goals. Both want to take care ot their
chaos and ended in disaster.

. _ oistoiners, they want to keep the public

During the an minutes 1 was there . . .
nus paradnxlcal lack or communication and their employees sate.

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the salt I thought, Nothing like u M Ma 5 Ohm E In or us has our tnistrations even under
getting together tor some quality “"“°" ‘ ‘V V" ‘ 5 the best otcirrurnstanres and many or
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