Bell says Atlantic Canada service outage was the result of a ‘perfect storm’ of cable cuts

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  • It’s Me

    Might be time for them to invest some of their billions in income into some system redundancy.

  • h2oflyer

    It’s time to go after the contractors that cut cables without suffering consequences.

  • Matt Todd

    Cutting the cables from central Canada would only explain why long distance calls wouldn’t work; not why the entire network stopped working. Unless there’s no switching ( no interconnection and no billing) infrastructure in Eastern Canada, local calling should have still worked.
    Additionally, why were people in Ontario also affected by the cut cable?
    Overall, it looks to me like Bell/Telus have created a brittle and overly centralized network.