Eightface

by Dave Kellam

Cogeco or Akamai screwing up?

I think Cogeco is acting up again. If it isn’t squirrels pulling cables out of the wall, it’s the monkeys that work there messing around with things.

At the moment though, I’m not really sure if it’s just them or it’s Akamai. I’ve been noticing that a lot of my google searches have been timing out, but I haven’t been doing much browsing so I didn’t notice many other things down. Today, a whole slew of sites are taking forever to load, including the Weather Network and Apple.

At first I thought it might be Google AdSense which a lot of them seem to use, but upon further research I figure it’s either Cogeco screwing up Akamai or Akamai themselves screwing something up. Akamai is the host for Google, Lycos, Apple and other major internet sites. They also used to host Yahoo and Microsoft. A lot of non-Akamai sites are screwing up because of AdSense.

Akamai has had a few cockups already this year though (May 26, June 15), so I wouldn’t put it past them. But Cogeco has taken 5 days to send a guy over to climb up a ladder, so I wouldn’t put it past them to screw up either.

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