Recent Problems on Swimnews
Oct 7, 1999
Many of you may have experience recent problems in trying to access the Swimnews website. These problems are related to an overall problem we have been suffering from for the past week.
Access problems and only partial delivery of information are due to a problem with an underground BELL cable, not our servers or internet service provider. As a results of the complex nature of the problem it took 2 or 3 days just to pinpoint the cause.
Damage to the cable has caused bandwidth fluctuations causing our service to be intermittent.
BELL has put in temporary measures while its work crews replace the entire line. This problem will be resolved in the next few days. Our service will be down again later this week for several hours as the new line is connected.
We apologize for the problems this situation has caused users of our service.