backhoe day

backhoe day

A day on which no work can be done in an information industry company because of damage to the physical infrastructure that facilitates the transfer of information. The term implies that construction workers have severed buried fiber optic cables using mechanical digging equipment.
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backhoe day: The information industry's equivalent of a snow day, it's the term used when employees are sent home after a network outage that's blamed on careless backhoe work along the buried fiber line.