Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Question: When can a cigarette take down your network?

Answer: When you throw it at a bridge and light it on fire.

Looks like all our circuits between Boston and New York are down due to a fire under the Longfellow Bridge in Boston. Read all the fun here:

Artists rendering of the moment our circuits went down

Level3 is telling us 1-2 days for service restoration right now, though they information could change as time progresses. We'll look into whether or not Level3 can re-route the Chicago to New York OC-192 through DC until the Boston path comes back.

There were a few updates after this:

Update on the Boston bridge fire

Boston circuits update

Last Night's Fiber Cut