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. . _ Then begins the anger pomting and
aerial and underground to create a at a iunous pace in almost every corner
_ unreasonable expectations; most or
more of ducts and lines that some ot the country. which mm hm hm Wmdzd b
locators declare almost impossible to ‘ ‘E I . h . . h d ‘. dy Dd

Likely it is not possible to tor your dollars as they relate to ahead or the work and minimize the
overestirriate the importance of communication. we appreciate the frustrations.
our nn|1'nn’s communications extra bandwidth and speed but E Ch . h b . _
infrastructure, given our dependence untortunately, the race to be first " “.‘5‘“5 P °“° ““’“ E“ ‘” 3

. _ _ _ _ _ great iirst step. Now that we are
upon it. Just the other day, l sat in to serve an area has created some H I ‘ I (h 1 (_
a local restaurant next to a tamily unintended consequences tor the 3 2 “ °“." 3“ °‘“ ““° “W 2 ’

. . . commumcate. All stakeholders on these
oteight. l noticed the grandtather protesuionals working to keep H d_ f . N d ‘ d _t d
watching a news channel on one ui America's underground intrastiucture “I: ‘:hP’,"_"° Q“ d” ““  ““
the many ws hanging on a wall. protected. 3*‘ ° “T ’ :1?‘ ” E “P” 3‘ “"5"
His two sons were lioth watching a A 1 L‘ I db U I m‘:"‘"‘T‘l“Lh“3 W‘. l°.“_° "':1.°flfi’
spmfing mm on imam W and n examp e recen y ci e y a con ac oug ou e proiec is on c o
mm D‘ the 01 d“ ms Wm holdmg locator was the only notice he received ensure that othzrluhllty locators can get

. that 40 subcontractors were moving in tront and soy in tront uf the proiect.
their smart phones scrolling through . I h Lh 1. H fl
something, while the two-year.old ‘“ °. ‘S “"3 “"5 ° “° ‘ °“ °“ At the end of the day lioth the

. . received ham the B11 center. Not '
was watching a movie on a smart M rm“ 1 mg mm was ‘mm in excavator and locator have the same
phone while in her father's lap. am‘; iamf gndzdfin {imm goals. Both want to take care ot their
During um 30 mimms I was ‘hm I I oistomers, they want to keep the public
This paradnxlcal lack ni communication and their employees sate.

“°“ ‘° "‘°‘“' ‘hm W“ my “W ham a communication ex ert leads
words spoken, other than "pass me ‘ E T’ I _ f 11 f Ed d surely by now, we've leamed that each
the »~"31‘"I“|°“$hlr "Nothmt;1i1<2 D m” .3 ‘°'‘’ °' 3 "W" V . ““ or us has our tnrsrrations even under

. _ . unnecessary delays, damage. to .
getting together tor some quality the best of circumstances and many or
family fimE_,, underground intrastructure anrl

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