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Topic # 173395 21-May-2015 15:15
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Turns out last night at 1am NZ was only connected to the rest of the world with only one cable.

Boy we need an alternative to the Southern Cross Cable http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/68739063/southern-cross-confirms-cable-cut




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  Reply # 1309341 21-May-2015 15:18
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And that's what we're already getting. Spark, Vodafone and Telstra are laying a cable between NZ and AU.

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  Reply # 1309344 21-May-2015 15:20
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The SCCN cable is designed to be cut. Its a non-news worth story really.

it was the E2 segment, which is land based, and there are 2 land based paths. (E1 + E2)


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  Reply # 1309346 21-May-2015 15:21
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NZ wasn't connected by a "single cable" at the time. The cut was on the land based portion of the Southern Cross in the US. Both of NZ's international cables were functioning. Apparently it affected Australia more than NZ - and the 'figure 8' design of the Southern Cross makes it pretty resilient to this sort of issue.




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  Reply # 1309347 21-May-2015 15:22
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It can't come soon enough in my opinion. 




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  Reply # 1309362 21-May-2015 15:31
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It was a cut on land, not undersea. I'm not sure how another undersea cable would help that.


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  Reply # 1309364 21-May-2015 15:33
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So everyone does not need to panic RedTube will be fine

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  Reply # 1309366 21-May-2015 15:35
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johnr: So everyone does not need to panic RedTube will be fine


luckily there is a lot of redundancy with PrOn options.  if RedTube gets cut, we also have Youporn, Pornhub,  and many many others.






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  Reply # 1309369 21-May-2015 15:41
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johnr: So everyone does not need to panic RedTube will be fine


luckily there is a lot of redundancy with PrOn options.  if RedTube gets cut, we also have Youporn, Pornhub,  and many many others.


This seems relevant.





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Reply # 1309554 21-May-2015 20:59
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sbiddle: It was a cut on land, not undersea. I'm not sure how another undersea cable would help that.



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  Reply # 1309576 21-May-2015 21:45
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I blame Chorus for being careless with the digger.





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