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DSL outage for public sites (flora.ca, flora.org, digital-copyright.ca, BillC32.ca)

From: Russell McOrmond <russell@flora.ca>
Date: Wed, 09 Jun 2010 18:50:10 -0400

   Starting at 16:20 there was an outage of the DSL connection used for 
the public websites and email services that I host.  (List via 
http://newdelhi.flora.ca and http://calcutta.flora.ca ).  I was able to 
reconnect at 18:50.

   These Internet addresses are provided by Storm.ca.  When I called 
them up they gave me details about a problem from their upstream 
provider, which I knew was Bell Canada for DSL services.  It seems that 
Bell has screwed up DSL services yet again, something that is not all 
that uncommon.

   I would like to thank the person at Storm for spending more than a 
few minutes on the phone with me asking pretty detailed technical 
questions.   Unlike my interactions with Bell Canada when I was a 
customer in the past, my interactions with Storm have been positive.

Note: I am not a customer of Bell.  My Internet connections are with 
Storm (DSL), TekSavvy (DSL) and WIND Mobile (wireless).  My home phone 
service is with TekSavvy.   I am actively looking for services which do 
not have the legacy phone or cable companies as an intermediary.

http://mcormond.blogspot.com/2010/05/status-of-my-move-away-from-legacy.html



-- 
  Russell McOrmond, Internet Consultant: <http://www.flora.ca/>
  Please help us tell the Canadian Parliament to protect our property
  rights as owners of Information Technology. Sign the petition!
  http://fix.billc32.ca/petition/ict/

  "The government, lobbied by legacy copyright holders and hardware
   manufacturers, can pry my camcorder, computer, home theatre, or
   portable media player from my cold dead hands!"
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