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Critical infrastructure, such as oil and gas pipelines and electricity transmission, requires extremely reliable, real- time monitoring and control technology. Increasingly, the monitoring and control of critical networks is accomplished over fiber optic lines. In the case of electricity transmission, Optical Ground Wire (OPGW) is used. OPGW is a dual- function cable: it contains multiple optical fibers for optical communications and metallic ground wire which provides a path to ground in the event of an electrical fault. In these networks, OPGW connects each of the sub-stations and other locations with an optical fiber connection to a central monitoring and control location.