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Interstate Construction

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I dont know if anyone else has noticed any interstate you go down lately there digging a trench and putting down these blue, red, white, and black cables. Anyone have any clue at what there doing with this and why? Thanks in advance!

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I dont know if anyone else has noticed any interstate you go down lately there digging a trench and putting down these blue, red, white, and black cables. Anyone have any clue at what there doing with this and why? Thanks in advance!

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i hope they don't put out a ton of light pollution. then again, it would be smack in the center of town anyways. not exactly the darkest place. these are going up on ellington pike as well.

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I dont know if anyone else has noticed any interstate you go down lately there digging a trench and putting down these blue, red, white, and black cables. Anyone have any clue at what there doing with this and why? Thanks in advance!

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It's mostly fiber optic cable. It will connect all the dynamic message signs, cameras and congestion detectors on the Nashville interstate system and transmit the information more efficiently to the Transportation Center on Centennial Blvd. It will replace the limited capacity phone lines now in use.

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Sounds like a good use of money.. as expensive as fiber is.

Forget mass transit.. what we really need is better notification of interstate traffic jams :rolleyes:

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wouldn't a wi-fi setup be less expensive? i cant' remember where i saw it, but one city has done that (i think okc?). only city workers (police, firefighters, etc.) can use the wi-fi, but it sounds like a better alternative. i'm sure there are some drawbacks that i'm not aware of though.

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wouldn't a wi-fi setup be less expensive? i cant' remember where i saw it, but one city has done that (i think okc?). only city workers (police, firefighters, etc.) can use the wi-fi, but it sounds like a better alternative. i'm sure there are some drawbacks that i'm not aware of though.

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I've noticed most of the fiber optic cable construction is happening south of downtown on I-65 and I-24. I wonder if they installed the cables on I-65 north when they

were constructing it a few years back. It would only make since to have done it then as opposed to performing constructon on I-65 north again just to install those cables.

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I've noticed most of the fiber optic cable construction is happening south of downtown on I-65 and I-24. I wonder if they installed the cables on I-65 north when they

were constructing it a few years back. It would only make since to have done it then as opposed to performing constructon on I-65 north again just to install those cables.

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