Skip to comments.Outage Disrupts East Coast Internet Traffic
Posted on 10/19/2013 7:30:35 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey
Internet users from Brooklyn to Philadelphia suffered slow to nonexistent service Saturday after equipment at a New York-area network hub broke down, disrupting service for several hours.
A spokesman for the Internet service provider Level 3 Communications Inc. LVLT +0.25% said technicians were working quickly to fix the outage, which cascaded down to customers using Cablevision Systems Corp.'s CVC -0.45% Optimum service and Time Warner Cable Inc., TWC -0.36% among others.
(Excerpt) Read more at online.wsj.com ...
Maybe this is a practice run.
NSA equipment install.
NSA equipment FAIL.
SO you’re not IN alaska?...
I put nothing past The Great Leaders Planners...
the timing is UNCANNY!
very darned likely.
a test at best...
testing our PATIENCE..is what these OBAMA people seem to be all about at the moment.
Close to nil, but don't let it stop you.
After that they can go on and fix those Obamacare glitches.
The Internet isn’t that old. Some of the first generation equipment is still online. Not much, but some. The usage volume growth exponentially exceeded anyone’s predictions when they were building out the backbone. It’s a miracle there haven’t been -more- massive outages in the last decade.
perhaps theres some malicious code.....Yes, malicious code embedded in the ObamaScare website thats just “gone off”...?
can you think of a less auspicious time for this to have just coincidentally occured?
Is that the operative factor for you? How “convenient” it is?
given the enemies proclivity to be disruptive? yes I am concerned.
Rg recgnical specifics I know next to nothing about.
if this was an accident...Im AM certain that there are those who are rubbing their hands in glee ANYWAY
Dude. Stuff breaks down once in a while.
story is behind a paywall. Anyone have a free site?
Oddly enough I cant get return access.
I have no paid access yet my first visit to the page did not ask for a password, nor did it disallow me form accessing the article.
looks to work. From drudge to wsj.
For you geeks out there: is it possible for consevative rich guys to get together and buy a satellite so we’ll have internet just in case the gov ever tries to control it?
love the Cracker Slacker War concept...
Saturday night — pr0n industry taking a hit...
Did somebody type “Google” into Google?
yes it does
oddly thats whats been said about the bamacare site...since it launched.
I’m not obsessed wth PROVING this is an undercover Demoralization Tactic but it timing does fit the ..”times”
They would just take over the dish to.
If the government takes over the internet and other means of communication. it will be the whole works.
ham radio’s and CBs will likely be the only option.
Hey this is just a “Glitch” just like Obamacare is a glitch and Obama’s presidency is a GIANT glitch
Forget it. He’s rolling.
Odd. It didn’t work for me with your link here, but it worked from Drudge.
Let’s try again:
Nope. It works from Drudge but not from here. Does Drudge have a special deal with them?
now thats a strong possibility!!
Internet companies deal with equipment failures on a regular basis. “”Technicians usually keep spare parts nearby and can minimize the impact of replacing them by announcing the bad routes to other network operators.
It wasn’t immediately clear Saturday why traffic from cable subscribers in New York and New Jersey wasn’t rerouted around Level 3. Customers reported that some sites, such as Facebook and Twitter, were unavailable, while other Web addresses reached subscribers smoothly.””
the last Line....to ,my temporarily conspiritorial mind set...seems to fit the sort of social disruption that would be right up the regimes alley.
When and where is the grid down “test”?
The Federal F-ers are something.
Another government ‘shutdown’ would be a relief.
thats what I got..
access like that seems a TAD ODD doesnt it?
Hubs break, it’s an imperfect world.
I believe they DO.
I also believe....that if this was a simple break that barack obama and company are likely celebrating its having accomplished the sort of chaos they can appreciate....
What about the “route around” design of the pipes of the ‘net?
Can't IP packets be sent over same?
Just about any time. There’s nothing auspicious about having a geographically small portion of America losing internet after the shutdown, after they’ve taken the health exchange down and when no major elections are happening.
given this Access Issue occured on the FULL MOON when people are already dealing with a bit more stress I hafrta wonder
any cop will likely be gald to tell you a bit about social “unrest” during a full moon.
Alinskyites do whatever they can whenever they can...
population wise they couldnt have chosen a more dense usage base..IF this was indeed orchestrated.
Im not convinced either way simply pointing to other POINTERS.
EBT last weekend. Internet this weekend. WTH is it gonna be next weekend?
What chaos? People on the East Coast, where there’s a statistically high percentage of liberals, can’t watch Netflix for a couple of hours. In what sane world is that some sort of chaos? In what sane world is that an accomplishment? Face it, you’re just being ridiculously paranoid. You can’t even identify an actual goal, just “chaos” of which there actually wasn’t any.
at this point I am going to cling...closely to the Biblical advice about addressing One Days Troubles at a time .
FDacebook and Twitter users across the east coast.....were among those affected
Id expect that they may have experienced some level of anxiety
“Face it, youre just being ridiculously paranoid.”
youve filled out your profile far more fully and quickly than Id have expected
thanks for sharing
But again what is the goal? Who cares if a densely populated area has its porn flow interrupted for a couple of hours? What does it actually accomplish? We already know if they want to shut if off they can, the whole internet goes through government owned computers eventually, so there’s nothing to test, and nothing to accomplish with a partial shut down. Out here in the real world it was just a glitch, something broke, on a weekend, the right people weren’t there to fix it quickly, but eventually it got fixed. No big deal.
I admit I am not an IT guy but I thought the whole point of the Internet was that is a NET. It was in invented to keep disruptions from preventing launch orders from being transmitted. I don’t recall ever hearing about an Internet outage in the past.
So people couldn’t post their status updates for a couple of hours. Again, so what. Anxiety? Please, rejoin sanity, people lose internet connection all the time, and they survive, now a whole bunch of people lost internet connection, and survived.
It’s pretty easy to spot a ridiculous paranoid, they think a minor glitch is a major conspiracy, and yet they can’t actually point to why such a conspiracy would exist or what would have been accomplished. Point to one ACTUAL DESIRABLE consequence to this, go ahead.
very slowly... yes.
Inter City home grown nets remain an issue.
Still there needs to be renewed efforts to set 'nets up that are beyond the gov't/big iron backbonez.
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