Re: BT strike could affect internet and phone connections

From: Tim Franklin (no email)
Date: Thu May 27 2010 - 11:48:09 EDT

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    > Internet and phone connections across Britain could go into meltdown
    > as BT workers threaten their first national strike for 23 years...
    >
    > ‘Many business and residential phonelines could go out of action, and
    > if broadband crashes then thousands and thousands of people will find
    > their internet goes down.’
    >
    > http://www.metro.co.uk/news/828021-threat-of-bt-strike-could-affect-internet-and-phone-connections

    I get a lovely vision from that of a real old-style manual switchboard
    operator, frantically plugging internet connections together with patch
    cords as each SYN packet rings a little bell.

    Clearly BT engineers being on strike will stop broken things from
    being fixed[0]. I'm very unclear how it will cause things that are
    working today to suddenly "go into meltdown"...

    Regards,
    Tim.

    [0] As a residential customer, it's arguable how much of a change this is.


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