War for the Web

‘Connectivity’

31 10.12

More Sandy damage

Rensys has a lot of additional information about the Internet outtages caused by hurricane Sandy. They also point out rightly that it isn't just outtages, but also massive slow downs that we have to worry about. As lines go down, traffic gets re routed, so in the end the few lines that remain open have much more traffic than they normally would. Couple that with the fact that a ton of the infrastructure that connects the US's Internet to the world at large comes ashore along the New Jersey coast, directly in the path of Sandy's devastation and you have a recipe for pretty major traffic jams. Read more