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California controlled service interruptions suspended for now
Cal-ISO has suspended the rolling blackouts, but may begin again around 4pm PST. The www.caiso.com web site served by Pacific Bell Internet Services has been very congested throughout the day. It has been difficult to reach, but I understand it has been up all the time. I can't reach it right now. PBI is reporting a few DSL problems (surprise!) but nothing out of the ordinary. So far it appears most of the Internet Service providers made it through this wave of rolling blackouts in California. I received only one report of some customer racks being affected at a hosting provider. Its not clear if it was related to the rolling blackouts, or due to an internal issue. Overall, the Internet operators seem to be doing a good job. The only FCC major outage reported was in Idlewood, Texas. A service technician accidently disconnected an OC-3 circuit carrying the SS7 control circuits, resulting in 43,000 customers being isolated for 42 minutes. There have been no FCC major outage reports due to the rolling blackouts in California.