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Posted: 10/11/2007 10:59:27 AM EST
Just got this in an email from our primary vendor:

"There was a major fiber cut 7 miles east of Irving, TX that is affecting routes going through Dallas, Oklahoma City and Atlanta. The carrier is rerouting traffic through smaller pipes in specific regions thus resulting in latency and degraded connectivity. The carrier has estimated this will take several hours to repair and that the problem may not be resolved until around 9:00 p.m. (Central) this evening. Please note that during this timeframe the following Internet applications will experience slow performance:......"
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 11:01:29 AM EST
no issues here < dallas > yet ,,

but ive been on arfcom only all day long.,

haven't tried to DL the daily porn vids yet,,
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 11:02:14 AM EST
Man WoW is going to suck for some tonight!
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 11:05:23 AM EST
Mine is slow here in New Mexico.
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 11:06:17 AM EST
Big oops. I wonder who's insurance is going to pay for that one.
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 11:07:20 AM EST
can't they just fix teh tubes?
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 11:08:42 AM EST
I was trying to stream KLIF, which is out of the DFW area, but it kept cutting in and out. Would this be why?
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 11:09:49 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/11/2007 11:11:14 AM EST by 580DBF]
No delays here.



Oh, wait. I'm on a sat link!

I can't help myself, after 13 years of dialup.
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 11:10:35 AM EST

Originally Posted By ahighland:
I was trying to stream KLIF, which is out of the DFW area, but it kept cutting in and out. Would this be why?

good maybe on that one.. or it my be a kinked interweb tube.
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 11:14:55 AM EST
Unless both sides of the rings were cut, modern telecom fiber equipment will not usually drop traffic just because of a cut. Now if they have some rings with both legs over the same fiber path, shame on them! Probably Verizon.
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 11:19:18 AM EST

The airline I worked for needed a new pipe from HQ to the MX hangar, the 100 mb Sonnet ring we leased fro the AP wasn't cutting it.

We looked at a microwave link but a railroad cut between point A and B, rising to an overpass, with the boxcars 2 inches into controlled airspace off the end of a secondary runway.

Facing a choice between losing connectivity with each train, or cooking airline passengers on final approach, we decided to lay a 24 core fiber pipe instead.

We only needed 5 or 6 cores at the time, but it seemed prudent to allow for expansion in the future.

So, it's in, roughly 5500 feet of it, the ends are polished and into the light guide box, we're rosy and then some asshole cut the damn cable messing around underground, not one week after we lit the pipe.

I can't remember the precise values, but you lose like a quarter or half db at every splice in the pipe, and you only get something like 2 db of loss before the pipe becomes unmanageable, and my network Admin, a really great guy, was just sick.

That was his pride and joy, his fat pipe for bragging rights, and he was never quite the same guy afterwards.

Call before you dig.
Link Posted: 10/11/2007 11:23:12 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/11/2007 11:23:36 AM EST by Schulze]

Originally Posted By jeffers_mz:
Call before you dig.

1-800-DIG-TESS in my area. Don't call 1-800-DIG-TEST unless you're feeling horny. (try it!)
Link Posted: 10/12/2007 2:52:56 AM EST
Follow up message from our vendor sent 23:00 Eastern time last night:


"The fiber cut from this morning has been repaired and performance has been restored.

The fiber cut affected multiple carriers - AT&T and Broadwing were included in this outage."
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