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Typhoon Morakot Cuts Off Asian Net Connections

     

engine

4:29 pm on Aug 13, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Typhoon Morakot Cuts Of Asian Net Connections [uk.reuters.com]
Up to 90 percent of all voice call and Internet services from parts of East Asia that were disrupted after Typhoon Morakot damaged undersea cables will resume by the end of Thursday, a senior Chunghwa Telecom official said.
Many Web users in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore and the Philippines experienced slow Internet connections this week as undersea landslides damaged cables connecting them to websites hosted in the United States.

Full repair work on the damaged cables will only be completed in about two months, and Chunghwa is working with other affected telecommunications companies in the region to use alternative routes to restore connectivity.

johnnie

4:47 am on Aug 14, 2009 (gmt 0)

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These things really do provide an additional argument for both redundancy and further decentralization. We're all so tangled up in the 'net, that the it 'shutting down' is simply no longer an option.

Lorel

12:15 am on Aug 15, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I was wondering why my spam dropped off.

bill

7:25 am on Aug 15, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Most spam comes from the US, so if you are living in one of the affected areas your spam levels may have significantly dropped. ;)
 

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