Pipex-hosted sites left high and dry by flooding
Fibre? It's dim oop north
Pipex has today become the first ISP to report major technical problems caused by the extreme weather which has battered the north of England.
A fibre break caused by the flooding in Sheffield has hit Pipex data centres in Leeds and Manchester, affecting the firms hosting business 123-reg.
A Pipex spokeswoman told us: "Some customers may be experiencing extended latency between the north and south of England. Customers should now be receiving normal service, and will only have experienced latency issues for about 90 mins."
Reader reports suggest that other hosts have been affected too. Anyone with more details can get in touch via the byline at the top of this story.
During the storms, staff at Sheffield-based ISP PlusNet were unable to get to work, and its community site has been wobbled by a power outage, but the network held up.
Pipex says its broadband customers have been unaffected by the break.®
why don't anyone give ISP's a break? Most of them are using BT infrastructure or lines provided by third party telco providers such as Fibernet.
Anyway, this is a natural disaster, which claimed lives, and will cost millions to restore, and most of you are complaining about services?
And the report states 'latency' and not total loss of service.
How many !?!
"experienced latency issues for about 90 mins."
And I thought 90 milliseconds was bad !
Re: And to think
The internet was not broken, only a small part was cut off. Similarly, it was not taken down by a single failure, but rather by a number of failures occurring before any of them could be fixed.
The internet is a resilient thing, but the smaller the scale you're looking at, the less resilient things become. To cut the UK off from the internet entirely would be nearly impossible, but to cut a couple of cities off would be a lot easier.