An Example of IT Infrastructure in Afghanistan

This tree, apparently dead for some time, stands outside of our pick-up point at Camp Eggers.  I've been looking at it for months now, admiring it for maintaining a purpose while deceased.  There is a shortage of timber here, so this tree still serves a viable purpose.  It now serves as a support pole for fiber and copper running along one of the streets.


My OSP team didn't run this...some other contractor, or the military, made these runs.  It doesn't look anywhere near as bad as the photos of this ilk that have made their way onto the Internet of intersection power poles in some city in India or Hong Kong.  This is repairable, and if the situation stabilizes around here, I suspect we'll be directed to establish a standards-based run for these circuits.