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
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."