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Short Take: Explosion causes three-hour BBN outage

An explosion in an underground transformer in Cambridge, Massachusetts, that resulted in a fatality knocked out Net access service for about 200 BBN Planet business customers Thursday evening. A BBN switch box caught fire during the blast, causing a three-hour outage that ended around 10 p.m. ET.

An explosion in an underground transformer in Cambridge, Massachusetts, that resulted in a fatality knocked out Net access service for about 200 BBN Planet business customers Thursday evening. A BBN switch box caught fire during the blast, causing a three-hour outage that ended around 10 p.m. ET.