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Found this article by Wired that states:

"Despite its robust appearance, more than 10 percent of the internet flickers out like a candle every day, according to researchers who unveiled on Wednesday an experimental tool that probes the network's dark places."

The whole article can be read here: http://www.wired.com/science/discoveries/news/2007/06/hubble

 

Have you felt that the internet is not always "there" when you expect it? I know that in my years of surfing the net that this sometimes is the case. What do you think of the internet's reliability? I know TCH tries 110% but things still go kaput.

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"Despite its robust appearance, more than 10 percent of the internet flickers out like a candle every day

 

The Internet is a delivery service, its only function is to transmit "bits" from point A to point X and it does this billions and trillions of times aday. No other service or company comes close to this amount work. The Internet touches or affects more people than other service or company also.

 

I think 10% loss is an amazing success rate. Try comparing that with any other company, does the Post Office deliver 90%? I know the Airlines have warehouses full of our luggage :)

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