Posted By Rich Miller On February 7, 2008 @ 7:41 am In Downtime | Comments Disabled
Only the first two cuts had any serious impact on the internet, says Beckert. Once those failures sensitized a conspiracy-happy net, it was natural that other cable failures would be found to feed the frenzy, because they occur all the time. “Cable cuts happen on average once every three days,” Beckert said. There are 25 large ships that do nothing but fix cable cuts and bends, Beckert adds.Nonetheless, network operators are eager to get more information once the repairs are finished, especially about the state of the cables, which may serve to either feed the rumors or put them to rest.
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