OUTAGE: DACS failure in USWEST/spokane

Roeland M.J. Meyer rmeyer at mhsc.com
Sun Dec 27 20:38:22 UTC 1998

At 04:37 AM 12/27/98 -0600, Sean Donelan wrote:
>This morning USWEST lost a DACS serving Spokane (and other places
>in Washington State).
>Have other network operators seen the same thing from their facility
>departments or providers?  Is this a problem with the DACS vendor, user-
>interface design, operator procedures, or dumb management?

After five years of dealing with USworst ... dumb management. Those guys
couldn't find a clue in a clue factory. The Colorado Public utilities
commisison (CPUC) penalizes them regularly because they can not even
operate their telephone services properly. At one time, USwest was quoting
9-week lead-times for residential telephony servce in Black Forest
(Colorado Springs, CO, CPUC requirements is two weeks)! If a telephone
company can't even do telephony, how do you expect them to do Internet? Our
USworst gateway regularly goes <dead> because they can't even keep their
routers configured.

(strictly personal experiance/opinion, YMMV)
Roeland M.J. Meyer - 
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