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Internet backbone runs on a prayer

Folks, here in the San Jose area, vandals used hacksaws to cut some fiber-optic ‘wires’ and a large part of “the Internet” went down for many (hundreds of thousands) people and many services. Please read Our fancy Internet infrastructure operates on a wire and a prayer from ZDNet.

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April 10, 2009 - Posted by | Internet, News | , , , , , , , , , ,


  1. I say, it’s “hanging by a fiber” – seriously, one little snip and the city goes down? C’mon.


    Comment by Fixed Wireless Broadband | April 14, 2009 | Reply

    • FWB,
      Actually several cables were cut, in several locations. They were the main (trunk) lines.


      Comment by techpaul | April 14, 2009 | Reply

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