From: Pear Lover
A thread on a forum I frequent got way tangential, and someone mentioned Texas fiber optic that lay dormant, got appropriated by Home Security, and then:
"Texas A&M is nuts deep with high level security and intelligence officials (you probably recall Robert Gates). I sat in public meetings where all that unused, already paid for fiber optic cable was specifically cited as a reason to move a lot of operations there."
This makes me think of Mariposa.
From: Greg Bear
Very interesting! Long runs of fiber optic cable can be valuable for a number of purposes...