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Fiber won't work without electricity

  • From: Scott Drassinower
  • Date: Sat Oct 09 15:53:05 1999


At 1pm, MCI WorldCom had all MFS service restored that was in or passed
through White Plains.  It turns out it wasn't a fiber cut.
 
The building they are located in (One North Broadway, which in addition to
being a regular office tower includes POPs for pre-WorldCom MCI, MFS,
and seemingly Nextel) was having electrical work performed by the building
management.  They had to shut down the entire building's power to get this
work done.  I stopped by at 12pm, and the building's security guards said
management notified tenants last month they they would have no electricity
on 10/9.

At 7 or 8am the power went off, and the MFS batteries failed at 9am. It
took four hours to get power back on.  I guess they thought it was a fiber
cut since the whole area simply went dark.  At around 11am, they
determined there was no electricity, and that the fiber was probably
unhurt.

Our C&W Internet service, which passes through the pre-WorldCom MCI POP in
the same building, was unaffected.  So either that facility has better
batteries, or they did something to make sure that things would keep
running today.

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 Scott M. Drassinower					    scottd@cloud9.net
 Cloud 9 Consulting, Inc.			       	     White Plains, NY
 +1 914 696-4000					http://www.cloud9.net






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