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Re: Arlington and Fort Worth, Texas

  • From: Rodney L Caston
  • Date: Wed Mar 29 11:36:27 2000

There is alot of ISPs in the Dallas/FortWorth area, tho a good chunk of it
is located centrally in one building in the downtown vicinity of Dallas,
the infomart building seems to house backbones for Verio and the MAEs...
hrm.. had the tornado hit that building......

Rodney Caston
Tools Engineer
SBC Internet Services

On 29 Mar 2000, Sean Donelan wrote:

> Southwestern Bell says there was some network congestion, but no
> telephone network failures.
> TXU says 30,000 customers lost power.
> Emergency service officials report the 9-1-1 PSAP in Fort Worth
> was overloaded during the storm, but calls were redirected to mutual
> aid PSAPs including Arlington.
> The FBI and ATF offices were essentially destroyed.  Part of downtown
> Fort Worth is expected to be closed due to the danger of falling glass
> through Wednesday morning.
> One company has already issued a press releases saying their data
> center in the area is operational.  Most of the Internet facilities
> are concentrated on the Dallas side of the metro area.