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Political RoboCalls Briefly Cripple Comcast VoIP
Company struggles with load in NH, MA
by Karl Bode 08:07AM Tuesday Nov 02 2010 Tipped by bdon78 See Profile
As users in our forums note, Comcast's digital voice service ran into a few problems in the Northeast on Monday. According to Boston ABC affiliate WCVBTV 5, portions of Comcast's VoIP network in Massachusetts and New Hampshire buckled under the weight of political robo-calls, which have ramped up ahead of the elections. "As soon as we were made aware of the congestion this was causing, we began to re-route traffic around it," says the company in a statement. "At the same time, we are working hard to identify the carrier that owns the originating telephone numbers generating these unusual traffic volumes in an attempt to address the situation."

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