Why don't large carriers use alternate communication routes?
sean at donelan.com
Tue Oct 10 23:19:15 CST 2017
This is an op-ed, but most California internet folks know about recurring
outages for a decade on this fiber route. What was unusual is the local
governments eventually used public funds to help pay for an east-west
alternate fiber route.
Instead of leasing capacity on alternate routes, the dominate carrier
continued to use the single fiber route (which it owns). And the customer
Are the penalties for subscribe outages so minimal that it makes business
sense not to use backup alternate routes?
Two Years Ago, AT&T Promised to End Mass Telecommunication Outages. How’s
That Working Out?
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