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OUTAGE: network shutdown
As most folks are aware, Northpoint Communications is/has/will shutdown its DSL network. The shutdown seems to be proceeding at different speeds in different states. State PUC's don't seem to have a proceedure for handling customers abandoned by a failing provider. Originally, I was viewing this as a shutdown of an end network, hard on the users of that network but not really an Internet service outage. But AT&T's description of Northpoint as a wholesaler meant the shutdown affected multiple ISPs. So I'm including northpoint's going out of business in my tracking of outages because it affected multiple Internet networks.