BT strike could affect internet and phone connections
tim at pelican.org
Thu May 27 15:48:09 UTC 2010
> Internet and phone connections across Britain could go into meltdown
> as BT workers threaten their first national strike for 23 years...
> ‘Many business and residential phonelines could go out of action, and
> if broadband crashes then thousands and thousands of people will find
> their internet goes down.’
I get a lovely vision from that of a real old-style manual switchboard
operator, frantically plugging internet connections together with patch
cords as each SYN packet rings a little bell.
Clearly BT engineers being on strike will stop broken things from
being fixed. I'm very unclear how it will cause things that are
working today to suddenly "go into meltdown"...
 As a residential customer, it's arguable how much of a change this is.
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