Fri May 25 13:23:26 PDT 2001 — Pacific Bell’s ATM network problems caused all BroadLink customers to go offline. While Pacific Bell works to repair their issues, we’ve reconfigured for a physical cross connection from BroadLink’s cabinet colocated in our data center over to a spare interface on our RedBack SMS 1800.
Pacific Bell reports that many customers are being affected state-wide, and it was great to have a quick contingency plan in place in case of trouble. As Anne Robinson of the BBC would say, “Pacific Bell, you are the weakest link. Good bye.”
We will schedule some brief downtime in the future to migrate back onto Pacific Bell’s network once it’s stable. -Eli, Scott, Dane and Shane R. (BroadLink)