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Re: Rumored Large Fiber Break

  • From: Leigh Porter
  • Date: Sun Feb 01 11:18:39 1998

Alex Bligh wrote:
> FYI a train derailment between Newark NJ and NY cut many fiber bundles,
> and completely isolated Worldcom Switch #14 as well as affecting several
> other carriers very severely. EBONE/ICM's STM-1 to the states from Stockholm
> went down, along with a lot of other European stuff. Our East coast circuit
> came back 10 minutes ago, apparently due to a reroute rather than a fix;
> other's are coming back "slowly". Of course I had to tell the Worldcom
> Intl NOC what the problem with their network was :-(

Interesting, one of our circuits went down for a minute or
so last night as well, the helpdesk said there was a cable
problem in the US somewhere.

Leigh Porter
Wisper Bandwidth Plc.