KPNQwest's network about to end?
The insolvent Dutch internet service provider KPNQwest could soon cause a catastrophe on the internet. Namely when the network of KPNQwest has to be shut down due to a lack of financial resources.
As the bankruptcy administrator announced, the network will be shut down this afternoon if the promised funds are not finally available. A third of all European IP traffic currently runs through the KPNQwest network. It is not yet possible to foresee exactly what effect the shutdown of the backbone could have. In the meantime, however, the KPNQwest employees have declared their willingness to continue operating the backbone, even if a buyer has not yet been found.