De UGC's leggen het net plat! Een deel van het amerikaanse internet is kaduk omdat een of ander ongelukkig gas bedrijf het OC-192 touwtje van de east naar de west coast heeft plat geprikt. Het gevolg is dat dataverbinding allerlei rare omwegen moeten maken:
At least four Internet service providers are experiencing severe traffic backlogs because of a massive fiber-optic cable cut that put out four OC-192 lines connecting data networks on the East and West Coasts.
Industry sources told Inter@ctive Week that the cut was accidentally made by an unindified gas company in Ohio around 12:30 EST today.
The news is sending shockwaves through the networking community, with many carrier operators struggling to understand why, all of a sudden, their traffic is routed through London and Denmark. At least four Internet service providers are being affected by the outage. Varies online sources have named AboveNet, GTE, Internetworking and MFS Communications, a WorldCom subsidiary, as ISPs hit the worst.