Time Warner Cable Outage Caused by Human Error

Terry Olaes

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Earlier this week, 11.4 million users of Time Warner Cable broadband service were knocked offline for a few hours. MIT Technology Review took a look at the incident and highlights the risk of monopolies and duopolies in the broadband market.

When just one or two companies own all the information networks in a region, the impact of any outage is increased, says James Cowie, chief scientist at Dyn, a company that provides Internet traffic management and performance assurance. “Right now, last-mile monopolies and duopolies are a significant source of risk in the American Internet, and it’s not yet clear how to build around that,” he says.
 

Weenis

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This happened to me.. fucking dickheads. You know the the sad part of it? Undoubtedly they probably benefitted from it somehow.
 

Weenis

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Please upgrade your service to our newest tier. ;)

Heh, I'm already at their highest tier.. 20$ more than Fios @ 1/3rd the speed.

Hopefully when I buy a house soon it either has Fios or AT&T fiber is here...
 

NeghVar

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deregulate the grid. Just like how some states have done with electricity. It would open the doors for competing providers who truly care about QoS and customer service.
 

Ducman69

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The solution to these problems is obvious...
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