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Re: FCC Outage Reports ..(.was Verizon outage in Southern California?)
Vicky Rode wrote:
Thinking out loud. I guess some sort of trust model would help similar to what nsp-sec has in place (not sure its current state). It could be nice if there was some sort of a consensus among this consortium to distribute executive health metrics with the help of some secure trusted monitoring mechanism or maybe push model to a central database of some sort. Like to hear more thoughts as well.
Here we see again that the secrecy ("to prevent terrorism") of this information costs more than having it in the open as the FCC did in the past. The whole terrorism sham was just a convenient excuse to prevent outsiders from assessing the quality of the carriers network. Even if, which it does not, secrecy of this information would prevent any kind of external force terrorism we now have to suffer the terrorism from dishonest carriers and intransparent phone and bandwidth markets. One can only guess the cost shouldered by carriers customers because of unknown or deliberately wrong information. Guess how many procurements would have been made differently if true reliability and physical route information were available. Do I feel better that neither me nor the terrorist know that my "redundant" fiber routes are in the same dig? Or in the same cable even? We all know how reliable the carriers bonus driven sales droid promises are... -- Andre BTW: Often overlooked fact: Living is deadly.