Memory Refresher: Network Problem Over "X" Miles

I seem to remember reading a story a while back about someone who got a trouble report that the users couldn't access sites greater than "X" miles away (can't remember X but it was like 100 or 200 or something). Anyhow, tech initially disbelieves story, but sees it for himself, and really odd network problem is diagnosed, problem solved.

However, I can't find this story to save my life now. Can anyone refresh my memory on it?


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