Fiber cut in SF area

Ravi Pina ravi at
Sat Apr 11 18:38:09 CDT 2009

While OT the news reports indicated ATMs were offline and many credit card
processing machines were down.  This is no big shock because many ATM
networks are on frame relay and POS credit card machines use POTS lines.

The outage also impacted mobile service too if it hadn't been said.

I hope we can put this thread to rest soon.


On Sat, Apr 11, 2009 at 04:25:26PM -0700, Mike Lyon wrote:
> Anyone know how banks in the Bay Area did through this? I wonder how many
> banks went dark and whether they had any backup plans/connectivity. Me
> thinks its doubtful.
> I also wonder if the bigger pharmacies such as Longs, Walgreens, Rite-Aid,
> Etc had thought about these kinds of issues? I personally doubt it. I bet
> you they went dark along with everyone else. Unfortunate.
> The funny thing is that the California lottery would be somewhat immuned to
> this kind of disaster as they actually use Hughes VSAT at every single
> retailer.
> Sorry for the random thoughts...
> -Mike

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