Switch-over: We’ll try again.

Naples Free-Net All NFN Systems function properly again since Sunday 11:45pm:

We will advise when the switch to US Metropolitan Telecom will in fact occur. Unfortunately, this kind of switch-over event is not entirely testable without actually connecting everything to the new network and see what happens; not unless you create a second universe.

Despite the frustration, we all felt Sunday evening, the team is in good spirit as we almost succeeded. What’s prevented us from going all the way,  was out of our control, and we were able to revert back to a functioning system, so the NFN members are able to get back online, retrieve their e-mails and visit websites.

Our system administrator, Warren Andersong will work with our strategic partners workout the missing links and once solved, he will schedule another switch event. Yes, there will be an outage again.

We apologize for the inconvenient it might have caused for quite a few people, and hope that we can keep interruptions as short as possible.

We’ll keep you posted.

2 thoughts on “Switch-over: We’ll try again.”

    1. Hi Wes,

      Thank you for your question. The benefit of the switch is that we will be able to make more bandwidth for a lesser price available to our NFN Users. We have been topping out on our bandwidth celingin at peak times during that last two seasons, which resulted in reduced delivery speed and throughput of content. In Fall 2010 we started conversations with possible strategic partners. The leadership of US Metropolitan Telecom has been very generous in providing new fiber optics line to our offices and we will be able to increase our bandwidth 8-fold.

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