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That being said....SW Louisiana internet is on DSL and it goes out along with the cable for no apparent reason. It just shuts down from anywhere from 5 mins to 3 hours.
Originally posted by metaldemon2000
I am a field technician for a rather large telco and i can assure you that these outages you are experiencing are normal.
Because the wires that transmit you signal are outside any number of things can happen to them. These lines are buried, strung on poles, and are located near high voltage hydro wires. They are exposed tot he elements and weather 24/7. Most of these lines can be anywhere from 0 to 30 or 40 years old. Also most inside wiring (inside your house or apt)is usually substandard and outdated, especially apartment buildings.
Most of our technicians average anywhere from 25 to 35 repairs a week. We have around 30 technicians in this area and a population of 200 k. If you do the math, our entire crew does around 900 service calls a week. This means that every month around 2% of the population in my city needs a repair done. And this is just from normal wear and tear on the infrastructure. After major storms it is not uncommon for 800 calls a week jump to 1600. The problems caused by storm damage on our lines can sometimes take up to a week to surface sometimes too.
So you see, its quite simple, if there is a problem with the cable tv lines outside somewhere on your block, and you subscribe to digital cable and cable internet, BOTH services will be affected at once. THis is because the line is damaged and is unable to carry a proper signal anymore and needs to be repaired.
Originally posted by rachel07
I live in the UK and for two days, I got strange static when trying to use my webcam. The voices were not mine, nor my husband,as you will hear.
Originally posted by robertnesta
two days ago while watching cable (time warner digital) the channel would flash black and make a high pitched skwell of a noise and then go back to the picture and this continued for about 10 minutes so i just turned off the tv and walked away, also my internet connection which is thru the cable has been unexpectedly cutting in and out also, maybe realated?
Originally posted by mkross1983
Anyone experiencing random cable outages? I have been getting static for about a week randomly and occasionally cable goes completely out. This outage is also affecting our internet connection, when cable goes out, so does the internet.
Anyone else having this issue?
Originally posted by tide88
No offense, but if you took a random sample of people throughout the world many would report having cable outages or interference on their radios. I have been having random cable outages ever since cable was offered, and radio interference .