Web Traffic Soars Following Attack

Traffic on Internet news sites hit new highs during and after the attack Tuesday, slowing most sites and making some of the most popular outlets unavailable at peak times.
CNN.com said it saw record traffic, hitting 9 million page views an hour compared to 11 million page views per day on an ordinary day. Performance slowed as much as tenfold during
the morning hours - while it normally takes between 2.5 and 3.5 seconds to access a Web page, during the hours between 9:00 a.m. and noon EDT, access time was between 20 and 40
seconds. MSNBC added servers to accommodate the additional volume; ABCNews.com shared servers with sister sports site ESPN.com, and FoxNews.com used server capacity from its
FoxSports.com site.