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Internet outage lasts 9 hours

For much of the day Wednesday, many businesses, homes and some government offices served by CenturyLink in Central Missouri were without internet connection. Company officials said around 10:30 a.m., a fiber line between St. Louis and Rolla was cut by a third-party contractor doing work for CenturyLink. Service wasn’t fully restored until around 7:30 p.m. […]

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Restaurant says business is being lost to Internet, phone outage at AT&T

A Milwaukee restaurant that’s been serving steaks on the city’s west side since 1948 says problems with its phone and Internet service have resulted in thousands of dollars in lost sales and missed reservations. Five O’Clock Steakhouse, 2416 W. State St., says it hasn’t had reliable Internet service for nearly six weeks, which means customers […]

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A lesson from network outages: Redundancy matters

Don’t rely on a single provider, because that becomes a single point of failure. Distribute dependencies across ISPs, DNS providers, and hosting companies. Online outages are serious. Vendors lose money for every minute their users can’t reach their web services, and business productivity tanks when employees can’t access the web applications they rely on to get […]

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Virgin Media internet blackouts hit the UK!

Customers are told they could be without broadband until January 2017 Some Virgin Media customers are in for a frustrating Christmas, as internet blackouts across the UK are expected to continue until into the new year. In the past few days, users in some areas of the UK have been complaining of regular internet outages […]

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People are Reporting AT&T Internet Outages

People are Reporting AT&T Internet Outages Around Humboldt County. LoCO Editor Hank Sims reports that Broadway Cinema is not accepting credit cards at the moment. Looks like all you weekend Jedis will need to pocket some cash before trying to catch the new Star Wars flick. See full story at https://lostcoastoutpost.com/2016/dec/18/people-are-reporting-t-internet-outages-around-hum/

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Sudden Internet Outage Affects Business (Video)

“And no internet means a major problem for John’s business — one that ships car parts from online orders.” It was just another day in the office for John Yates and his team, but halfway through the day, that all changed. “Yeah about 1:45, a bunch of Comcast trucks came rolling in and we go outside […]

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Internet Outage had Significantly Affected Business

“Everything we do is over the internet so to have no internet, no phones and no faxes for four days has just crippled us” Internet and phone services went down at 11.40am on Friday, August 26, with some services restored by Wednesday, August 31. Co-owner of the transport company, Kyle Harrison said the outage had significantly […]

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Each Minute of POS Downtime Costs Retailer $4,700

“The monetary stakes for a retail location experiencing an outage are sky high” Research conducted by The Standish Group has determined that every minute of POS downtime costs the retailer about $4,700, on average. Worse, retail customers literarily will not stand for it – research into human behavior when waiting in line finds that half […]

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Car Dealership Business Relies on the Internet

“All day long we have Internet Explorer open and we are using it. Open to close. And that’s just in sales.” The nightmare was even more severe for the Mojave Auto Group. “Every aspect of our business requires Internet,” said Ryan Vetack, Information Technology manager for the two vehicle dealerships and the NAPA store. “From […]

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Internet Outage Prevents People from Medication

“My sister could not see the doctor and I couldn’t get my medication because they told us their computers were down” “My sister could not see the doctor and I couldn’t get my medication because they told us their computers were down,” said Kirk, who lives in the Mariana area of Apple Valley. “The doctor […]

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