2021-09-30 – Actual news about the Attacks:

Bandwidth.com is latest victim of DDoS attacks against VoIP providers (bleepingcomputer.com)

2021-09-27 – 4:20 PM – Nationwide 4G Outage on Verizon:

2021-09-27 – 3:30 PM – Outbound is working for most customers now – More updates to follow!

2021-09-27 – 8:00 AM – Many of you right now are having phone problems – this is because of the following:

A major back haul provider for VoIP carrier services called bandwidth.com has been fighting a network affecting outage since this weekend. Many feel it’s a similar style attack like was reported last week with VoIP.MS although that hasn’t been confirmed.. You can read about that below:

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/09/canadian-voip-provider-hit-by-ddos-attack-phone-calls-disrupted/

If you are in the US & Canada while you may not have a direct relationship with bandwidth.com they do interconnect and service roughly 40% of the carriers across both countries so you may be affected anyway.

Bandwidth.com also powers Microsoft Teams Voice Calling Plans offered directly from Microsoft in US & Canada as well.

You can find out more about this from bandwidth.com’s own status page https://status.bandwidth.com/

Also down detector is showing as well – https://downdetector.com/status/bandwidth/

E-Mail help@bdc-llc.com if you have any questions – our phones are affected also.  You can also call

my Cel Phone (Greg – 449-8107)
or (Paul – 917-2749)

but there is very little we can do about it.

Greg Snover

Barking Dog Communications, LLC