Qwest reporting widespread DSL outages

Alex Rubenstein alex at nac.net
Sat Nov 24 06:05:32 UTC 2001

I'm not running to any telco-conglomerates' defense, but I think it is
safe to assume that legacy-Qwest national IP backbone (read: ex-IconNET,
AS209) is quite different than legacy-SBC IP net.


On Thu, 22 Nov 2001, Sean Donelan wrote:

> On Thu, 22 Nov 2001, Joe St Sauver wrote:
> > This has been going on (according to the Qwest technical support
> > person) for multiple hours, and Qwest has no further information.
> > Qwest suggests DSL customers contact their ISP for further information
> > (although it is clear that this is not an ISP-level issue at time time).
> Maybe Qwest was jealous of BT's DSL network meltdown, and wanted to show
> they can break a network better.  Two DSL networks meltdown in the same
> week?
> > No Qwest web page or other information about the outage is available
> > according to the Qwest support person.
> According to http://stat.qwest.net/ Qwest and TouchAmerica have 100%
> uptime for the last 90 days.

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