A Preliminary Analysis of Network Outages During Hurricane Sandy

A Preliminary Analysis of Network Outages During Hurricane Sandy

Heidemann, John and Quan, Lin and Pradkin, Yuri
USC/Information Sciences Institute

John Heidemann, Lin Quan and Yuri Pradkin 2012. A Preliminary Analysis of Network Outages During Hurricane Sandy. Technical Report ISI-TR-2008-685b. USC/Information Sciences Institute.

Abstract

This document describes our analysis of Internet outages during the October 2012 Hurricane Sandy. We assess network reliability by pinging a sample of networks and observing those that respond and then stop responding. While there are always occasional network outages, we see that the outage rate in U.S. networks doubled when the hurricane made landfall, then took about four days to recover. We confirm that this increase was due to outages in New York and New Jersey.

Reference

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  title = {A Preliminary Analysis of Network Outages During Hurricane Sandy},
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