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RE: Military asking to ISPs to shut down equipment?

  • From: Borchers, Mark
  • Date: Thu Sep 13 10:18:53 2001

Was this in the NYC or DC region, or elsewhere?  It's not
as if there's a nationwide bandwidth shortage....

> Has anyone received a request like the one that was I forwarded below?
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> We just received a call from our ISP that they were contacted 
> by Quest 
> Communications who is a major National ISP who in tern was 
> contacted by the 
> Military and were asked to shut down a lot of their equipment 
> connecting 
> clients to the Internet so that there would be more 
> bandwidth. Other ISP 
> supposedly received the same call. 
> Get ready for a big outage.... 
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