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How Core Routers Cause Havoc To Internet Service Customers

After internet service customers numbering about 1 million were affected by a recent outage, the core router has taken center stage. In this case, more than one router was involved, and the outage affected internet service in a whopping 21 states. Of course, the larger an ISP’s reach, the higher the risk that more customers will be affected – and the more likely they will be to take to social media to complain to others about the service, or lack thereof.

A core router, in this case is at the very top of what is essentially a hierarchy of routers. The core router is the fastest and most powerful, not to mention expensive. A core router can process literally millions of data packets per second. The core router also delivers data packets to slower routers down the line.

 

Posted by on May 8, 2013 in internet providers in your area

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One Internet Service Company Offering Discount For Old Smart Phones

Wouldn’t it be great if you could use your old smart phone as a voucher toward a new one? That’s just what one internet service and wireless carrier is now offering. Those with accounts at AT&T can now bring in their old smart phone devices and receive a discount on their next smart phone of $100 or more.

Those who are interested in lower cost phones coming in at under $100 can actually get their new device for free with their trade-in. The company’s Monday press release stated that phones can also be turned in online, but that a waiting period of four weeks would be necessary in order to have their trade-ins approved and a promotion card delivered via snail mail. The best part about this deal appears to be the fact that users can trade in more than one smart phone at a time for the ultimate discount. And, users do not have to be on a contract with the company to take advantage of the deal.

 

Posted by on May 1, 2013 in high speed internet access

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