I know that squirrels have always caused more electric power outages than any other cause. Now it is extending to fiber.
Peter Neumann <email@example.com>
Fri, 8 Apr 2022 20:33:00 PDT
For the past few weeks, numerous AT&T trucks have been seen daily in our
neighborhood, which has been plagued by squirrels and rats chewing through
Internet fiber—with lengthy outages even up to an entire week. AT&T is
attributing the problem to the fact that they (as opposed to other carriers)
is using environmentally friendly soy-based encapsulation for fiber. In
this case, it appears that "environmentally friendly" also means very
friendly to squirrels and rats.
There are also some reports that this may also be a problem with fiber
in certain automobile models, including Teslas. It'Soy veh!