Press release on demise of the T-1 backbone writes:
  * * Thought you might like to see the official notice of the T-1's pass
  * ing.
  * Yes :wink:
  * some of us in Europe (working with defaults) found out the
  * hard way: no more default route ...
  * You could also say that that's a lack of communication
  * with or information by your network service provider.
  * EUnet has been using and announcing the T3 as a second
  * default route for quite some time already.

Sure, I am not blaming anyone here, just stating a fact of life ...