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Ebone is still up

Written by Petteri Pyyny (Google+) @ 14 Jun 2002 16:31 User comments (2)

I don't have any idea how much you guys know about the current situation in Europe, but since KPNQwest filed for bankruptcy last week, we've virtually been on the edge ever since. If KPNQwest's network goes down before they can find someone to buy it, it could cause some serious issues for Europeans trying to connect to the Internet and for the rest of the world serious troubles trying to connect sites located in Europe (KPNQwest's clients include Dell and HP).
Anyway, one big part of the network, called EBone, has been running on voluntary basis since last week and now they finally got an additional two weeks' funding to run the operation and pay salaries to the maintenance staff. I just thought you might want to send your hellos to these guys :-) Visit their employee site here.

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114.6.2002 16:32

To clarify a little bit, its estimated that as much as 50% of all European traffic goes through KPNQwest's network.


Petteri Pyyny (pyyny@twitter)
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219.6.2002 23:08

So if the network getīs shut down we could all be blocked from the internet and things like that completly? Damn, thatīs not even a economical issue anymore.

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