BCNET – CANARIE Network Status – Dec 31 Update

From: 00:53 PST Friday, December 26, 2014
To: 16:40 PST Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Reason: A train derailment near Banff caused a fiber cut to the
primary BCNET and CANARIE link to Alberta. Repair work
has completed and impacted services are verified to be
back in operation. The lengthy repair time was due to the
remote location, bridge collapsing, and extreme weather.

Effects: All CANARIE and Research Network routed traffic automatically
transferred to backup links. CANARIE Peering Services were
not impacted during this time.

The directly impacted lightpath circuit users received regular
updates on progress including the following organizations:

Cybera
ECONET
IGENI
Neptune
NRC
RDC
Triumf
WestGrid

Contact: Please contact the BCNET Network Operations
Centre at 604-822-1348 option 3 or noc@bc.net
when network problems are experienced outside of
a maintenance window.