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Hot weather and power outages continue
Due to the hot weather in many parts of the US, there have been various power outages. Some large outages have been caused by severe storms, but mostly the heat has just overloaded power distribution equipment. The good news so far is the Net has shown very few disruptions due to the heat and some multi-day power outages. The major ISP access providers have been indicating about average numbers of outages in their networks, i.e. even during "normal" times, there are usually a few tens of thousands of lines down nationwide. While its expected for individual customers to go down during power outages, usually because the customer does not have local backup power, it is less common for major web sites and co-location centers to experience downtime during power outages. MySpace.com reported it was down tonight due to power problems, with a temporary page up now. MySpace.com is hosted at a few Internet co-location data centers (Equinix and CWIE).