Level 3 Communications, a major ISP in the US, has a serious beef with squirrels. It turns out the little rodents have a penchant for chewing through their fibre optic lines. They actually account for 17 per cent of the damages to its 135,185km network this year.
And they don’t even know why! In a blog post, company VP Fred Lawler submitted that he just doesn’t get why the woodland creatures would even want to chew through them. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that there’s peanut oil in the wire sheathing. Just a guess, but maybe Comcast has something new to consider for it’s latest initiative.