September 12, 2001
Networks hit, but telecom stays operational
Author: JT Smith
NetworkWorldFusion: "Within moments after word went out on television and by word of mouth that airplanes had slammed into the World Trade Center towers, telephone communication ground to a standstill along the upper Eastern Seaboard and Internet traffic snarled major news Web sites. By late afternoon however, it was clear that although communication had been disrupted and uncounted lives lost, the nation's telecommunication infrastructure was essentially operational."