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Hurricane Sandy Had Surprising Impact on Global Internet Traffic Flow

In addition to knocking out power and Internet connectivity in a significant part of the New York metropolitan area, Sandy also had a surprising impact on the world's Internet traffic, traffic that neither originated from nor was destined to areas effected by the storm, Renesys reports. "From locations around the globe as varied as Chile, Sweden and India, some Internet traffic was forced onto alternate paths, avoiding failures at critical transit points in the NYC area."

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