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Outage Disrupts East Coast Internet Traffic
Wall St. Journal ^ | Oct. 19, 2013 | DREW FITZGERALD

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 ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: New York; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: cablevision; internet; level3; timewarner; twc
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What are the chances this is more push coming to shove???
1 posted on 10/19/2013 7:30:36 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey
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To: MeshugeMikey

Maybe this is a practice run.


2 posted on 10/19/2013 7:34:11 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: AlexW

Yup.


3 posted on 10/19/2013 7:35:45 PM PDT by Antihero101607
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To: MeshugeMikey

Test.......test.......


4 posted on 10/19/2013 7:37:02 PM PDT by ALASKA (Disgusted......)
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To: MeshugeMikey

NSA equipment install.


5 posted on 10/19/2013 7:41:27 PM PDT by Neidermeyer (I used to be disgusted , now I try to be amused.)
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To: Neidermeyer

NSA equipment FAIL.


6 posted on 10/19/2013 7:41:54 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: ALASKA

SO you’re not IN alaska?...

I put nothing past The Great Leaders Planners...

the timing is UNCANNY!


7 posted on 10/19/2013 7:42:39 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: AlexW

very darned likely.

a test at best...

testing our PATIENCE..is what these OBAMA people seem to be all about at the moment.


8 posted on 10/19/2013 7:44:25 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: MeshugeMikey
What are the chances this is more push coming to shove???

Close to nil, but don't let it stop you.

9 posted on 10/19/2013 7:44:27 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: MeshugeMikey

After that they can go on and fix those Obamacare glitches.


10 posted on 10/19/2013 7:44:53 PM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: MeshugeMikey

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.


11 posted on 10/19/2013 7:45:14 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: Neidermeyer

perhaps theres some malicious code.....Yes, malicious code embedded in the ObamaScare website thats just “gone off”...?


12 posted on 10/19/2013 7:45:48 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: 1rudeboy

can you think of a less auspicious time for this to have just coincidentally occured?


13 posted on 10/19/2013 7:47:04 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Is that the operative factor for you? How “convenient” it is?


14 posted on 10/19/2013 7:48:18 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

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


15 posted on 10/19/2013 7:51:11 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Dude. Stuff breaks down once in a while.


16 posted on 10/19/2013 7:52:09 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: MeshugeMikey

story is behind a paywall. Anyone have a free site?


17 posted on 10/19/2013 7:53:49 PM PDT by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: MeshugeMikey
Well dam what did the expect running the whole east coast Internet on a hub..you think they would get a least a multi layer switch
18 posted on 10/19/2013 7:54:50 PM PDT by tophat9000 (Are we headed to a Cracker Slacker War?)
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To: cableguymn

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.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-205_162-57608311/time-warner-cable-customers-experience-internet-outage-in-northeast/


19 posted on 10/19/2013 7:58:04 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: cableguymn

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304864504579145813698584246

looks to work. From drudge to wsj.


20 posted on 10/19/2013 7:58:23 PM PDT by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: tophat9000

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?


21 posted on 10/19/2013 7:58:58 PM PDT by hulagirl (Mother Theresa was right)
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To: tophat9000

....

love the Cracker Slacker War concept...


22 posted on 10/19/2013 7:59:05 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Saturday night — pr0n industry taking a hit...


23 posted on 10/19/2013 7:59:32 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Did somebody type “Google” into Google?


24 posted on 10/19/2013 7:59:54 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: 1rudeboy

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”


25 posted on 10/19/2013 8:01:09 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: hulagirl

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.


26 posted on 10/19/2013 8:01:41 PM PDT by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Hey this is just a “Glitch” just like Obamacare is a glitch and Obama’s presidency is a GIANT glitch


27 posted on 10/19/2013 8:01:42 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: 1rudeboy

Forget it. He’s rolling.


28 posted on 10/19/2013 8:03:31 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Odd. It didn’t work for me with your link here, but it worked from Drudge.

Let’s try again:

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304864504579145813698584246


29 posted on 10/19/2013 8:04:11 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Cicero

Nope. It works from Drudge but not from here. Does Drudge have a special deal with them?


30 posted on 10/19/2013 8:04:55 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: bigbob

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.


31 posted on 10/19/2013 8:05:48 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: MeshugeMikey

When and where is the grid down “test”?
The Federal F-ers are something.
Another government ‘shutdown’ would be a relief.


32 posted on 10/19/2013 8:06:25 PM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est. New US economy: Fascism on top, Socialism on the bottom.)
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To: Cicero

thats what I got..

access like that seems a TAD ODD doesnt it?


33 posted on 10/19/2013 8:06:26 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Hubs break, it’s an imperfect world.


34 posted on 10/19/2013 8:14:25 PM PDT by discostu (This is Jack Burton in the Pork Chop Express, and I'm talkin' to whoever's listenin' out there.)
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To: discostu

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....


35 posted on 10/19/2013 8:16:48 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: Ramius

What about the “route around” design of the pipes of the ‘net?


36 posted on 10/19/2013 8:16:59 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: cableguymn
"ham radio’s and CBs will likely be the only option. "

Can't IP packets be sent over same?

37 posted on 10/19/2013 8:18:30 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: MeshugeMikey

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.


38 posted on 10/19/2013 8:19:29 PM PDT by discostu (This is Jack Burton in the Pork Chop Express, and I'm talkin' to whoever's listenin' out there.)
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To: grumpygresh

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...


39 posted on 10/19/2013 8:19:55 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: discostu

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.


40 posted on 10/19/2013 8:21:36 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: MeshugeMikey

EBT last weekend. Internet this weekend. WTH is it gonna be next weekend?


41 posted on 10/19/2013 8:22:39 PM PDT by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

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.


42 posted on 10/19/2013 8:25:05 PM PDT by discostu (This is Jack Burton in the Pork Chop Express, and I'm talkin' to whoever's listenin' out there.)
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To: wastoute

at this point I am going to cling...closely to the Biblical advice about addressing One Days Troubles at a time .


43 posted on 10/19/2013 8:25:07 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: discostu

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, you’re just being ridiculously paranoid.”

youve filled out your profile far more fully and quickly than Id have expected

thanks for sharing


44 posted on 10/19/2013 8:27:15 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: MeshugeMikey

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.


45 posted on 10/19/2013 8:28:15 PM PDT by discostu (This is Jack Burton in the Pork Chop Express, and I'm talkin' to whoever's listenin' out there.)
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To: Ramius

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.


46 posted on 10/19/2013 8:29:20 PM PDT by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

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.


47 posted on 10/19/2013 8:30:48 PM PDT by discostu (This is Jack Burton in the Pork Chop Express, and I'm talkin' to whoever's listenin' out there.)
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To: Paladin2

very slowly... yes.


48 posted on 10/19/2013 8:32:38 PM PDT by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: cableguymn
There is some effort to create a 'net using geographically high density home wireless networks in towns/cities.

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.

49 posted on 10/19/2013 8:36:13 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: All
“Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.” Saul Alinksy posting on FR?
50 posted on 10/19/2013 8:42:44 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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