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You're reading: Kyiv’s sidewalks and roads offer bumpy ride

Here we are with a bustling metropolis that is Kyiv, looking to
modernize but somehow it doesn’t get done quite RIGHT….

Over the past year, Kyiv has seen a lot of trenches dug – mostly in
sidewalks to install new fiber optic cable. That’s a good thing. The downside
to these technology upgrades present a larger safety issue that affects
residents and I don’t mean from the use of the fiber optic itself. Can we
really walk safely down the street?

There are clear signs that seven or eight months after the installations
that contractors don’t have a clue about how a dig a hole nor how to properly
backfill and compact the soil BEFORE you put the new blacktop overlay in place!
An acquaintance of mine who is affiliated with one of the major cable providers
just rolls his eyes. He tells  me that
the City Administration controls which company actually does the trenching and
installation of the cable and that, as we know, can mean some “shady” things
might happen!

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