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Re: Sprint LD routing affected by Katrina?

  • From: Joseph S D Yao
  • Date: Fri Sep 02 15:22:58 2005

On Fri, Sep 02, 2005 at 02:44:07PM -0400, Jon Lewis wrote:
> I've encountered several toll free numbers (like the BellSouth DSG) which 
> can no longer be dialed from Gainesville, FL roughly coinciding with 
> Katrina slamming the Gulf Coast.  I finally called BellSouth (the local 
> ILEC) and asked what was up, as I can't get through from Gainesville, but 
> I can if I use our VOIP network to route the calls out through other 
> cities in FL (or if I use my Cingular cell phone).
> According to BellSouth repair, it's a Sprint call routing problem.  I 
> found it amusing and unlikely that BellSouth's DSG would use Sprint for 
> their phone lines.
> Is anyone aware of Sprint having LD voice routing issues, probably a 
> result of Katrina damage?

LD and T1 from Pensacola FL were failing, it turned out because they
were routed through the affected area.  LD was probably BS, T1 was
MCI/UUNet, but a lot of the fiber goes along similar paths, ISTM.  They
are trying to re-route everything, TSPs first, then rescue / relief /
municipal, then others, so I am told.

Joe Yao
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