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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.

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karen wester newton June 30, 2012 um 9:32 pm

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.

Nate Hoffelder July 1, 2012 um 6:59 am

Oh, I have power – just not internet.

Gab July 1, 2012 um 8:31 am

Nook with glowlight FTW!

Sweetpea July 2, 2012 um 6:29 am

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

Nate Hoffelder July 2, 2012 um 6:43 am

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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