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August 12: Problems at Verizon Wireless
Spectrum internet, television and phone service continued to suffer major outages across the country Tuesday, including much of Texas. Locally, Spectrum’s television, internet and phone service went out around 9 p.m. Sunday for many customers in the Rio Grande Valley and the outage continued into Tuesday afternoon. And nobody knows when it might be fixed. The website Outage Report showed a live map Tuesday afternoon showing major outages in Dallas, Houston and Austin, most of central Florida, Atlanta, Raleigh, North Carolina, Buffalo, New York, and New York City, the Chicago-Milwaukee area, Cincinnati, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Portland, Oregon.
originally posted by: beyondknowledge
You have weather explanations for the New York area. The Chicago area was hit on Monday.
Derecho with 100 mph winds moves across the Midwest, bringing down trees and power lines in Chicago
I know it is CNN but it is weather news, harder to lie about.
Lots of weather caused problems in spread out places. It takes time to fix.
I haven't noticed any problems in North Georgia but have not tried contacting anything in the affected areas.
In August 2003, North America experienced its worst blackout to date, as 50 million people lost power in the Northeastern and Midwestern United States and Ontario, Canada. A United States–Canada Power System Outage Task Force was formed to investigate the causes of the blackout and to make recommendations to prevent future blackouts.
The Energy Policy Act of 2005 called for the creation of an Electric Reliability Organization (ERO) to develop and enforce compliance with mandatory reliability standards in the United States. This non-governmental, "self-regulatory organization" was created in recognition of the interconnected and international nature of the bulk power grid.
In April 2006, NERC applied for and was granted the designation of the ERO by FERC in July 2006. NERC also filed the first set of mandatory Reliability Standards with FERC, as well as filing the same information with the Canadian provincial authorities in Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan, and with the National Energy Board of Canada.