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Sep 29 outage report withdrawn by Qwest
You may remember a major fiber cut in Ohio on September 29 which affected several providers (Abovenet, GTE, QWEST, and MFS) when four OC-192 circuits were cut. http://www.zdnet.com/pcweek/stories/news/0,4153,2345933,00.html At the time of the initial incident Qwest filed an outage report with the FCC. They have since withdrawn it because it did not meet the FCC's definition of a reportable outage. http://www.fcc.gov/Bureaus/Engineering_Technology/Filings/Network_Outage/1999/reports/99-179.pdf I don't mean to pick on Qwest, since as far as I can tell they were the only one of the affected providers who filed even an initial report. But the definition of a major outage is really goofy, which if viewed as traditional voice lines would be over 500,000 channels, isn't considered an event worthy of reporting or including in the analysis.