|Just before Christmas a group of broadband re-sellers went bust overnight, customers on their services came in the next morning to find they were without broadband. Many of them on ringing the suppliers simply got a pre-recorded message to say that there was nothing that could be done.
The affected services were split across two different infrastructure networks, one of which had pre-existing contingency measures in place, the other didn’t. Customers on the first infrastructure were able to get re-connected within a few hours thanks to this contingency which meant that a third party broadband provider was able to step in and take over from the now bust previous supplier. Customers on the second infrastructure were not so lucky and had to instead ask other providers to take over the service for them, a process which can take up to 10 working days.
The above story shows how important it is to have contingency in place. While we hope it will never happen, should Deep Blue be unable to continue functioning for any reason, all of our services are backed up by a network of wholesalers with whom we have agreements in place to prevent disruption and minimise loss of service to our customers if the worst should happen.