In my area over the last three weeks or so we have had 4 major
outages, supposedly they were line breaks, fiber optic but from
what i understand that's kind of a blanket statement they use often.
Two of the outages were about 16 hours, one was over 24, and
the other was about 20 split up into two segments, one of about
16 and then another of about 4.
What is fascinating, as i work at a place that offers free wifi internet
if you are here, is the utter indignation from customers, they behave as if
my facility ran the entire network backbone ourselves.....
They demand full refunds, partial refunds, give the most atrocious reviews
we have ever received online..... all the while we were in an even worse
position than they were, of course most businesses would be in the same boat.
All of our paperwork relies on a connection to a central server.
Also i would like to say, with an average of something like 96% up time,
i think most internet providers are doing their part, heck i cant think
of much on this planet that is 96% reliable.
Oh and the outages were wide spread, counties in KY, TN and IL were hit,
not sure of total but it had to be very large.
edit on 20-10-2013 by bloodreviara because: (no reason given)
edit on 20-10-2013 by bloodreviara because: (no reason