Researchers Create ‘Neighborhood Watch’ System to Detect Network Problems

Network outages can have a big impact on businesses that rely on the Internet (which is just about every business these days), but sometimes cable breaks or other problems can be hard to quickly isolate so they can be repaired. So researchers at Northwestern University set up a new system that borrows a page from brick-and-mortar neighborhood-watch programs to keep an eye out for network problems.

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