Underwater Cable Cut Today/Internet Traffic Being Re-Routed

Just learned (CSR) that the underwater fiber-

optic cable has been cut and traffic is now being

re-routed. However, unlike the last time around,

this feels like a big breakdown, since the d/l

speeds of even 1 Mbps+ connection (Maxcom)

is down to a miserable crawl of a dial-up.

Sadly, it seems the alternative route (employed

by Maxcom at least) is not holding-up, as it did,

the last time around. . And while I have scoured

the media, I couldn't find any report regarding the

d/c or re-routing of net traffic anywhere. Weird.

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Sheikh 'Murphy's Law' Chilli

EVDO speed also affected

@ sheikh_chilli

This is not just Murphy's law, this fits on the exact definition of Finagle's Law of Dynamic Negatives:

"Anything that can go wrong will go wrong, and at the worst possible time, in the worst possible way."

I am proposing new theory, a new law after observing multiple time of under-sea cable damage:

"Anything that can go wrong will go wrong, and at the worst possible time, in the worst possible way, and multiple time; to proof that some humans are still evolving from apes."

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…I am proposing new theory, a new law after observing multiple time of under-sea cable damage:

“Anything that can go wrong will go wrong, and at the worst possible time, in the worst possible way, and multiple time; to proof that some humans are still evolving from apes.”

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@wampyr:

:) that was great! made my mood a lot better!

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Just learned (CSR) that the underwater fiber-

optic cable has been cut and traffic is now being

re-routed. However, unlike the last time around,

this feels like a big breakdown, since the d/l

speeds of even 1 Mbps+ connection (Maxcom)

is down to a miserable crawl of a dial-up.

Sadly, it seems the alternative route (employed

by Maxcom at least) is not holding-up, as it did,

the last time around. . And while I have scoured

the media, I couldn’t find any report regarding the

d/c or re-routing of net traffic anywhere. Weird.

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Sheikh ‘Murphy’s Law’ Chilli

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PTCL is not hit as badly,my 2mb connection is giving 700kbs+ download on a seatle based speed test

Why are TV channels not covering it well? They are more interested in destablizing the government and spreading hopelessness then covering news.

bcz the cable is already CUT and govt is not fully cut :)

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@wampyr:

:) that was great! made my mood a lot better!

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Trying to light up the situation that is at it’s worse. We know, within few days, we’ll out of it then why take too much tension of it and get into mass depression :D

The incident as reported by ZDNet,

http://blogs.zdnet.com/gadgetreviews/?p=669

Saudi Arabia: 55% out of service

Djibouti: 71% out of service

Egypt: 52% out of service

United Arab Emirates: 68% out of service

India: 82% out of service

Lebanon: 16% out of service

Malaysia: 42% out of service

Maldives: 100% out of service

Pakistan: 51% out of service

Qatar: 73% out of service

Syria: 36% out of service

Taiwan: 39% out of service

Yemen: 38% out of service

Zambia: 62% out of service

Yikes. Hopefully it will get fixed soon.

ptcl broadband users were limites to surf google , gmail and ptcl sites only . at last after 36 hours i am able to surf freely

Poor Maldivians!

Thank God, I am not in Maldives right now :D

With Maxcom, my browsing was around 6-9 KBps these

last couple of days. It took several minutes to open Gmail

and YouTube and other sites weren't opening at all.

After changing my TCP/IP settings today (thanks to Asad)

my browsing has returned to normal. I switched from a

static IP to automatic. When the fiber-optic cable is restored,

I'll go back to the original settings. I would advise those of

you who are facing browser problems to look into their

TCP/IP settings.

Lastly, why should customers have to pay full fee for

1/5th of service from their ISPs ?. If a customer is late

in paying his bills, his service is promptly turned off by

the ISP. But if the ISP, for whatever reason, cannot

fulfill his contractual obligations, he gets away with a

mealy-mouthed excuse. There should be consequences

built into the system for customers as well.

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Sheikh 'Eye For An Eye' Chilli

do any one hav any idea that when it might get fixed coz i heard frm sumone that this might take around 10 t0 15 dayzzz

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ptcl broadband users were limites to surf google , gmail and ptcl sites only . at last after 36 hours i am able to surf freely
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Well… I did’t face the same problem. Only torrents,browsing is almost fine. PTCL broadband user…

Worldcall EVDO is back to normal.

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With Maxcom, my browsing was around 6-9 KBps these

last couple of days. It took several minutes to open Gmail

and YouTube and other sites weren’t opening at all.

After changing my TCP/IP settings today (thanks to Asad)

my browsing has returned to normal. I switched from a

static IP to automatic. When the fiber-optic cable is restored,

I’ll go back to the original settings. I would advise those of

you who are facing browser problems to look into their

TCP/IP settings.

Lastly, why should customers have to pay full fee for

1/5th of service from their ISPs ?. If a customer is late

in paying his bills, his service is promptly turned off by

the ISP. But if the ISP, for whatever reason, cannot

fulfill his contractual obligations, he gets away with a

mealy-mouthed excuse. There should be consequences

built into the system for customers as well.

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Sheikh ‘Eye For An Eye’ Chilli

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how would that affect the speed? the only thing i can think of is that it changed your DNS because your modem might have some different DNS server so when you enabled dhcp it got DNS from modem and this might have solved the problem :S

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After changing my TCP/IP settings today (thanks to Asad)

my browsing has returned to normal. I switched from a

static IP to automatic. When the fiber-optic cable is restored,

I’ll go back to the original settings. I would advise those of

you who are facing browser problems to look into their

TCP/IP settings.

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I don’t understand how switching to a dynamic IP would have helped the browsing speed - could you explain?

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Lastly, why should customers have to pay full fee for

1/5th of service from their ISPs ?. If a customer is late

in paying his bills, his service is promptly turned off by

the ISP. But if the ISP, for whatever reason, cannot

fulfill his contractual obligations, he gets away with a

mealy-mouthed excuse. There should be consequences

built into the system for customers as well.

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Sheikh ‘Eye For An Eye’ Chilli

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That’s true and you have an awesome idea, but I’m afraid it will never come into effect!

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Lastly, why should customers have to pay full fee for

1/5th of service from their ISPs ?. If a customer is late

in paying his bills, his service is promptly turned off by

the ISP. But if the ISP, for whatever reason, cannot

fulfill his contractual obligations, he gets away with a

mealy-mouthed excuse. There should be consequences

built into the system for customers as well.

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Sheikh ‘Eye For An Eye’ Chilli

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I dont agree. If a customer is not paying, Thats his fault but if the service is downgraded because of some event outside the scope of the company you cannot blame them for it. Most of the DSL providers have been effected not only maxcom. Ill agree with you if the problem was at ONLY maxcom’s end that why should customers pay for the downgraded service but the underwater cable cut has cause all services to be downgraded not just one particular service provider.

It's not just about the underwater cable damage. They frequently have outages and disruptions, go down for unannounced 'repairs' and when the customer calls they do just wave them off. It is their fault then, right? And all the time, they go free with no repercussions. Customers have come to accept the service provider's insolence as a given, and I think that needs to change.

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It’s not just about the underwater cable damage. They frequently have outages and disruptions, go down for unannounced ‘repairs’ and when the customer calls they do just wave them off. It is their fault then, right? And all the time, they go free with no repercussions. Customers have come to accept the service provider’s insolence as a given, and I think that needs to change.
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Yeah i agree with that.