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Old 12-19-2008, 04:31 PM
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Tech Central - Times Online - WBLG: Is the internet going down? Undersea sub-cables have just broken... (http://timesonline.typepad.com/technology/2008/12/is-the-internet.html - broken link)

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Interoute, the internet networks company, reports that three of the four internet sub-cables that run from Asia to North America have been damaged.

These carry more than 75 per cent of traffic between the Middle East, Europe and America.
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Old 12-20-2008, 05:56 AM
 
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Tech Central - Times Online - WBLG: Is the internet going down? Undersea sub-cables have just broken... (http://timesonline.typepad.com/technology/2008/12/is-the-internet.html - broken link)
Coincidentally, or maybe not so coincidentally, my spam is down about 75%...
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Old 12-20-2008, 10:47 AM
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According to the article at the link below, the cause of the broken cables was "seismic activity."

Why Do Undersea Cables Seem To Get Severed In Bunches? | Techdirt
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Old 12-20-2008, 10:50 AM
 
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The last time this happened (multiple fiber cuts), it was determined to be anchors that severed the lines. Coincidentally, the USS Jimmy Carter happened to be in the area at the time.
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Old 12-20-2008, 11:07 AM
 
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Also coincidentally I seem to be unable to get ahold of tech support for anything.
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Old 12-20-2008, 11:15 AM
 
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Default I was on Satellite Internet!

I think my internet has slowed to could have been that fireball everyone was talking about in Florida.Nooooooooo!!!
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