Windows 10: Level3 suffering major outages; effects are felt worldwide


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       27 Aug 2015 #1

    Level3 suffering major outages; effects are felt worldwide


    You may wonder what the heck Level3 is, but it is a major backbone of the Internet based in the US. Many services and even ISPs rely on it to ensure major parts of the world are connected; in fact everything from Yahoo Mail, PSN, Xbox Live, Outlook, BT, Twitch, HBO Go, Craigslist, and other networks and services rely on it.

    Level 3 Communications, based in Broomfield, Colorado, provides Internet service via their Tier 1 network to Internet carriers in Europe, Asia, and North America. This means we will currently see problems with a range of services in the UK, Germany, and United States that all use the Level3 network.

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    Their website is taking a hit right now as services scramble to find out how widespread the outages are, but as we can see from the Down Detector site, and picture above (taken at 14:00 PDT/23:00 CET) the red blotches tell a bleak story...


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  2.    28 Aug 2015 #2

    Hi there

    I thought Level 3 was something to do with Stock Market trading Real Time data feeds (Level 1 and Level 2). !!!!!

    http://www.londonstockexchange.com/p...a/infolect.htm

    Shows that one has to be careful when reading stuff that means different things depending on the context in which the article is read.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  3.    28 Aug 2015 #3

    I thought it was an old game developer.
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       28 Aug 2015 #4

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  5.    29 Aug 2015 #5

    Tier one! That is a lot of main hubs.
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