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    virgin media tv down, birmingham schools internet down

    Looks like virgin media/telewest are having some problems.

    Our tv went down last night the v+ box wouldn't even reboot. Checking on the net found that most of the midlands was down.

    Then got to work this morning to find that the telewest internet connection is down. Got a message from link2ict saying that around 60 schools in the south of birmingham are without internet access.

    Someone here at school mentioned something about a fire at one of the data centres. Anyone heard anything?

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    We are at war - didn't you know?

    Birmingham is at War !!!!

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    Doesn't bode well for us: our LEA is in the process of switching to Virgin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeMarchand View Post
    Doesn't bode well for us: our LEA is in the process of switching to Virgin.
    Virgin isn't too bad as long as you don't need anything fixed For schools it's usually the people inbetween Virgin and the school that are the problem


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    We have a member of staff who's son works for VM and apparently the Gas board choped though a load of cables.

    So whats this war room process then? Have they just switched to a different line?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamin100 View Post
    So whats this war room process then? Have they just switched to a different line?
    No, they just sit in a smokey underground room with a huge map and some little pictures of routers, poking them around with sticks and muttering to themselves until the line comes back up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by powdarrmonkey View Post
    No, they just sit in a smokey underground room with a huge map and some little pictures of routers, poking them around with sticks and muttering to themselves until the line comes back up.
    Lol, well whatever it is it didn't work. Net came on for about 5 minutes then has been off again since about 9.

    Thank god for my blackberrys internet connection to get me through these hard times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by powdarrmonkey View Post
    No, they just sit in a smokey underground room with a huge map and some little pictures of routers, poking them around with sticks and muttering to themselves until the line comes back up.
    You've been to Link2ICT as well then!

    The mutterings are actually voodoo chants but they forget the words so just mumble

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    Wooo, were back up

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