Loss of major hub cities could cripple internet

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A terrorist attack or other disaster that destroyed key telecommunications equipment in major cities would disrupt the Internet much like severe storms at airline hubs ties up the nation’s air traffic, a new study suggests.

Researchers at Ohio State University conducted experiments in which they simulated what would happen if a disaster crippled major nodes of the Internet – places that house the equipment where Internet traffic is collected and distributed.

The results showed that major cities that serve as Internet nodes would continue to have network access in most scenarios, although it would probably be much less functional. But smaller and medium sized cities that link to the Internet through these major hub cities could be disconnected from the entire network.

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about the same thing i think about em pulse cannons :Z


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I was absolutely amazed and disgusted when people said " Oh my god ! The internet is gone" when it was obvious that two planes drilled themselves into the Twin Towers…

Mankind has survided more than 10 thousand years without it. I’m sure we can handle a couple of months without it.


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Mankind has survided more than 10 thousand years without it. I’m sure we can handle a couple of months without it.

Maybe now but we make our selves more and more dependant on it and then one day we stand there without it and don’t know what to do. Maybe this isn’t so much the case for internet now but what if the power was cut for a few months everything would stop. (Yes i know hospitals have backup power but how long does ti last?)