posted on Dec, 12 2010 @ 07:53 AM
reply to post by tinkytink1207
I just explained to you what would cause this kind of outage.
Also I doubt the entire state of Alabama was without service just your isp is more likely,the network isnt designed that way,there is no one cable
that leaves Alabama and ties in with the rest of the world.
Some electronics involved with these networks are also extremely expensive and believe it or not the operators do not keep a spare on the shelf. If
one of these routers goes out they buy a new one and have it overnighted.
They are not going to tell you they are too cheap to keep spares of crucial parts niether but the dont I know its my business to know and I've seen
it happen before.
Of course crucial networks such as military and .gov have many layers of redundancy, private networks often do not
edit on 12/12/10 by nickoli
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