As of midnight, 45,000 IBEW and CWA members are striking Verizon, as their
contract has expired.

It's not clear how this might affect what we do, but it might, and I
figured the heads up would probably be useful.

-- jra

I heard a few days ago this might happen through another carrier who depends on a local loop from VZ. If you are waiting on circuit installs or someone has to swap out an NI card this may impact you.

Thanks for the link.


Historically the network gets more stable when they are on strike. It is amazing how well stuff works when nobody is mucking with the network. We received new keys for all of our Verizon colos the other day, first time that has happened.

And it's over as of tomorrow night.