Last Night’s Storms Took Out My Internet Connection

Folks, sorry for the silence today. The storms that everyone is talking about today seems to have hit my ISP rather hard. I have Verizon DSL at home, and that’s been down since about 4am.

And so has the rest of Verizon. From what I’ve heard, Verizon Wireless also went down today (in our area at least) and the storms even grapped up my landline. It even took down my backup web connection (Panera Bread); they apparently use a Verizon DSL Business account (or possibly Fios).

Panera seems to have gotten their service restored, so I’m not completely cut off.  But it comes close.

What fun.

Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.


  1. karen wester newton30 June, 2012

    We feel pretty darn lucky! We only lost power for about 45 minutes last night and about 5 minutes this afternoon.

    Internet aside, it’s a miserable time to have no AC.

    1. Nate Hoffelder1 July, 2012

      Oh, I have power – just not internet.

    2. Gab1 July, 2012

      Nook with glowlight FTW!

  2. Sweetpea2 July, 2012

    Ohhh, back to the days without internet! One thing I don’t understand, how can wireless be broken down? No cables…

    1. Nate Hoffelder2 July, 2012

      Apparently the storm took out one or more of their major trunk cables and possibly several distribution servers.

      But I don’t really understand it either.


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