the longfellow bridge crossing the charles between boston and cambridge was shut down when a fire from a discarded cigarette created a 2 alarm fire. in the news report, there is discussion of electrical wiring, but no other services.
the story regarding internet2, was the one place that i saw information about disruption of service between new york and boston.
internet2 is the next generation of internet service designed for research and education. it is not a commodity network (e.g. no amazon or ebay), but way for higher education and research to share and communicate more efficiently. interesting that a major conduit ran through the longfellow bridge…