Method and apparatus that provides fault tolerance in a communication network

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 9615269
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14504773

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A system for detecting a fault in a first wire of a power grid that affects a transmission or reception of electromagnetic waves that transport data and that propagate along a surface of the first wire, selecting a backup communication medium from one or more backup communication mediums according to one or more selection criteria, and redirecting the data to the backup communication medium to circumvent the fault. Other embodiments are disclosed.

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AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.RENO, NV6956

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Barnickel, Donald J Flemington, US 281 12977
Barzegar, Farhad Branchburg, US 347 15314
Bennett, Robert Southhold, US 379 13688
Gerszberg, Irwin Kendall Park, US 449 21094
Henry, Paul Shala Holmdel, US 358 15343
Willis,, III Thomas M Tinton Falls, US 291 13291

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