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Internet users from Brooklyn to Philadelphia suffered slow to nonexistent service Saturday after equipment at a New York-area network hub broke down, disrupting service for several hours.
A spokesman for the Internet service provider Level 3 Communications Inc. LVLT +0.25% said technicians were working quickly to fix the outage, which cascaded down to customers using Cablevision Systems Corp.'s CVC -0.45% Optimum service and Time Warner Cable Inc., TWC -0.36% among others.
"Maintaining a high-performing, efficient network for customers is our top priority," Level 3 spokesman Jon Paul McLeary said. "At this time, we do not have an estimated time when service will be restored."
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Is that ISP the same L-3 that is tied to the private defense contractor MPRI?
Strongest solar flare in months unleashed by sun
An M2.8 class flare erupts from Sunspot AR1865 at 9:48 p.m. EDT on Tuesday in this still image taken from a video by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory.
The strongest solar flare in nearly two months erupted from the sun Tuesday, causing a minor geomagnetic storm as charged particles from the sun passed by the planet.
...Geomagnetic storms occur when solar particles interact with Earth's magnetic field. Powerful solar flares aimed directly at Earth can sometimes cause significant disruptions to satellites in space, and can knock out power grids and communications infrastructure on the ground.
Not everything is a conspiracy, but I thought one of the design parameters of the internet was that if a line break occurred, it could route traffic around it? You could download a file in the past and different packets of data for the file would take different routes to get to you.
That's cause in the "old days" they didn't run all of the internet traffic through a bottleneck in Utah...cough "NSA" cough