Vulnerable Internet: Back-up options can be costly, complicated

03/27/2015 12:21 PM PDT
A lack of redundancy makes the nation's high-speed Internet highway vulnerable to outages if a fiber-optic cable gets cut or a key connection site gets damaged. How many broadband lines have backup systems is unclear because the industry has been largely unregulated and Internet providers will not divulge details about their networks.  
Vulnerable Internet: The infrastructure and its weaknesses
03/27/2015 12:18 PM PDT - Here are a few things to know about the nation's Internet infrastructure and its vulnerabilities. 

CHATS
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Live blog: State prep basketball championships, Friday beginning at 2 p.m.

Follow the live action Friday from the prep basketball state championships all day, beginning at 2 p.m. with Bishop O'Dowd girls taking on Brea Olinda in Berkeley.

 

MAPS
Map: UFO sightings in the Bay Area 1949-1968

Project Blue Book files from the US Air Force on Bay Area UFO sightings from 1949 to 1968. 
QUIZZES
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Quiz: Can you name these ridiculous Skymall items before they are gone forever?

Can you name these ridiculous Skymall items before they are gone forever? 
Vulnerable Internet: Back-up options can be costly, complicated

03/27/2015 12:21 PM PDT
A lack of redundancy makes the nation's high-speed Internet highway vulnerable to outages if a fiber-optic cable gets cut or a key connection site gets damaged. How many broadband lines have backup systems is unclear because the industry has been largely unregulated and Internet providers will not divulge details about their networks.  
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