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suggestions: two 6 strand or one 12 strand?

suggestions: two 6 strand or one 12 strand?

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This may seem OT, but this seems to be a knowlegeable group.

We are in the process of replacing some damaged multimode fiber due to a midspan cut. (not enough slack to fusion splice in order to repair)

Currently the run is a pair of 6 strand cables through an underground conduit between buildings.

Should they be replaced exactly, or should I move to a 12 strand bundle? Or is there really any difference?

One thought I had was possible safety/redundancy issues. would two 6 strands be "safer" due to the possibility of damage to one cable not carrying over to the other bundle,  or would experience dictate that if one is damaged in that close quarters, its most likely going to affect both cables?

Or am I overthinking this? (entirely possible)

Ideas? suggestions? opinions?
 

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