Posts Tagged ‘fiber’

Reflections on Friday’s outage

So what can we do to decrease the likelihood of another outage such as that on Friday and minimize the impact on any outage that does happen? Long term, we know the answer.  We need to increase our network density to the point where most of our members have at least two independent paths back…

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Fiber damage causes 6 hour netBlazr outage

I suppose it had to happen, our first major outage.  Mostly I worry about wireless issues, but to the extent they cause problems at all, the problems tend to be local.  What happened last night was caused by damage to one of the fibers in a Cogent cable between the basement and the 54th floor…

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Level 3 – Global Crossing likely bad for consumers

If Level 3 buys Global Crossing, it will significantly reduce competition in the North American Internet backbone. Today, we have a duopoly in fixed access, an ever tightening oligopoly in mobile Internet access, and a near monopoly in “middle mile” connectivity, but we still have real competition in most of the Internet backbone. This merger…

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