Google Claims Hunters Are Shooting Their Equipment

    An Australian news website reports that Google claims hunters regularly shoot down their ariel fibre cables …

    Google has revealed that aerial fibre links to its data centre in Oregon were “regularly” shot down by hunters, forcing the company to put its cables underground.

    “What people do for sport or because they’re bored, they try to shoot at the insulators,” Gill said.

    I am not saying that some individual is not intentionally targeting their cables, maybe a technophobe with metal health issues or some irresponsible kids with a .22, but not the hunting community as inferred by this Google employee. Sadly this story has hit Slashdot and will soon be plastered all over the web and painting hunters everywhere in a poor light.

    Steve Johnson

    I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!