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Tue., April 1, 2014, 11:16 a.m.

Regional Internet Outage No Joke

The ultimate April Fools’ Day Joke turned out to not be funny for many internet customers around the region as a major upstream supplier to many of the region’s broadband carriers went dark due to a major interruption in service. Fortunately for Intermax commercial and residential customers the outage was unnoticed as the Intermax network switched over to redundant and diverse path connections. “Intermax also uses this upstream provider, but because we have invested in separate fiber and private microwave connections and carry multiple diverse routes to get our internet feeds our customers were almost completely unaffected,” said Mike Kennedy, President of Intermax/Mike Kennedy, Intermax. More here.

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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