PacBell Frame Relay Outage?

Owen DeLong owen at
Sat May 26 14:02:49 UTC 2001

The only balls I've seen from SBC lately are the ones they use when
they go in front of the PUC (takes balls to ask for some of what they
do), and the ball of water in their commercials for their super reliable
data services.  I noticed their commercials appeared to be MIA most of
yesterday. :-)


> On Fri, May 25, 2001 at 12:48:40PM -0700, Sean Donelan wrote:
> >
> > Pacbell statement at 11:04am PDT:
> >
> >    Some customers in California and Reno may be unable to access the
> >    Internet at this time do to an equipment problem. Our Engineering
> >    Team is working to resolve this issue. We apologize for any
> >    inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience.
> How delightfully non-descriptive. I hope it was at least "due" to an
> equipment problem.
> Wouldn't it be easier if they just issued a magic 8ball instead of a
> statement?
> "When will my internet be up?"
> "Reply hazy, try again"
> -- 
> Richard A Steenbergen <ras at>
> PGP Key ID: 0x138EA177  (67 29 D7 BC E8 18 3E DA  B2 46 B3 D8 14 36 FE B6)

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