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Who lost internet access?

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SBC (now AT&T) has been down since early this morning, I guess it hit over 7 million customers.... pretty wild.

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I heard it was maint. nothing really big like a cyber attack.

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I heard it was maint. nothing really big like a cyber attack.

12 hour maintenance though? someone got fired :P

no I dont think it was anything malicious, more like someone was performing maintenance and made a boo boo :P

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12 hour maintenance though? someone got fired :P

no I dont think it was anything malicious, more like someone was performing maintenance and made a boo boo :P

A VERY big booboo. It was an upgrade gone bad. They were performing maintainence on their ATM switches and when it went bad, there was a cascading effect. The ATM switches act as the transport for all of their DSL subscribers and many, many T1 customers.

Needless to say I was busy today. :) As of 5:30PM - we only had 3/4 of our DSL subscribers restored.

Apparetly it effected all of the old Ameritec territory. (Michigan, Indiana, Wisconsin, Illinois....) Lucky for me, it originated in Michigan apparrently, so we had the brunt of it.

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A VERY big booboo. It was an upgrade gone bad. They were performing maintainence on their ATM switches and when it went bad, there was a cascading effect. The ATM switches act as the transport for all of their DSL subscribers and many, many T1 customers.

Needless to say I was busy today. :) As of 5:30PM - we only had 3/4 of our DSL subscribers restored.

Apparetly it effected all of the old Ameritech territory. (Michigan, Indiana, Wisconsin, Illinois....) Lucky for me, it originated in Michigan apparrently, so we had the brunt of it.

I must admit, it does seem faster now, lol.

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Got my DSL through JAS Networks.. no problem for me today!

Ahh. Yes - only affected SBC/AT&T circuits today.

On a side note, my company (wmis.net) is starting to do some work with ACD.net. You may recognize that name on the Grand Rapids WIFI project thread.

Good folks @ ACD.

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wmis, went through them in the dialup fad... good customer service folks... a+

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after all the gunk I keep hearing about AT&T wanting to turn the internet into basic cable, the more I want to switch badly. I'm limited by this steenking contract though. Once thats up, I'm switching.

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after all the gunk I keep hearing about AT&T wanting to turn the internet into basic cable, the more I want to switch badly. I'm limited by this steenking contract though. Once thats up, I'm switching.

http://www.savetheinternet.com/

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Our SBC DSL went out 4 times today for about 2 minutes each time. Our business online banking system was shut down all day..

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Ahh. Yes - only affected SBC/AT&T circuits today.

On a side note, my company (wmis.net) is starting to do some work with ACD.net. You may recognize that name on the Grand Rapids WIFI project thread.

Good folks @ ACD.

Yeah, ACD is one of the few providers, along with JAS Networks, who can offer us dry line DSL (i.e. does not require voice service through a telco)

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I couldn't get into this site this morning from my home computer. it showed me a logged in, but was asking me to log in. It looked like the forums were down.

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