Hanno Labuschagne

Staff member
Sep 2, 2019
Criminals stealing fibre cables and "smoking" them

At least one major fibre network operator (FNO) in South Africa has learnt that criminals are stealing parts of its fibre cabling and smoking them.

MyBroadband recently asked the country's biggest FNOs how their rollouts and network uptime were impacted by crime.
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I wish the media would stop using the term "Business Forums" and just call them criminals. By calling them by their preferred name, you are giving them some level of credibility. Maybe there is a more legal safe word like extortionists or mafia, but please stop entertaining these thugs by calling them by their preferred pronouns.
IDK, the internet is full of viruses you might just catch something .... or far worse, become a elon fanboy on twitter (X) , rather dont smoke fiber, seeing as weed is legal-ish now.
Sies man! Smoking FRP. I don't even want to think what that throat and lung burn is like, yoh.