I unfortunately missed this announcement yesterday:
In order to prepare for the forthcoming ADSL speed upgrades we need to perform some essential maintenance work on our network.
The first stage of the work will require our network engineers to drain the stale sessions on our 622Mbps central pipes that have built up over the past few months to bring them to full operating efficiency.
During the maintenance window we would advise that where possible our customers reverse the polarity of the neutron flow on their routers. As not every router supports this functionality we would advise as an alternative to unplug the router from both the power socket and the phone line and place it in a plastic bag to prevent any lost packets escaping into the atmosphere.
We will also be taking the opportunity to do our bit for the environment by moving our electricity supply at our Sheffield Headquarters to solar power.
As a backup measure for when it isn’t sunny in Sheffield we have purchased 20 bicycles to generate the necessary power. The PlusNet Usergroup have volunteered to be on standby to cycle for the first month, after that the standby will be rotated around the rest of our customers in a similar manner to jury service. We will contact you via email giving you plenty of notice of when it is your turn.
Hmmm, can’t wait.