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Time Warner Cable Experiences Nationwide Internet Outage 133

Posted by Unknown Lamer
from the left-the-intern-alone-for-30-seconds dept.
Wolfrider (856) writes Reports are coming in from multiple U.S. states that TWC is having a major Internet outage since early this morning. ... TWC's customer service reps are reportedly a bit overwhelmed by call volume at the moment, and no ETA yet. According to CNET, most locations should be more-or-less back online as of 7 a.m. EDT or so (my TWC connection came back around 7:30 a.m. EDT). TWC says it's maintenance gone wrong: In response to a query by CNET, Time Warner Cable issued this statement: "At 430am ET this morning during our routine network maintenance, an issue with our Internet backbone created disruption with our Internet and On Demand services. As of 6am ET services were largely restored as updates continue to bring all customers back online."
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Time Warner Cable Experiences Nationwide Internet Outage

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  • Re:Comcast (Score:5, Insightful)

    by gstoddart (321705) on Wednesday August 27, 2014 @09:05AM (#47764671) Homepage

    TWC: "Surely only Comcast can save us! Please allow the merger!"
    Government: "Well golly gee, what a great idea!"

    Comcast: Mwuhahahaha ... no data caps(*), bitches [slashdot.org].

    (*) You can buy all the data you want like suckers, and we'll keep getting away with crap like this once we're the only game in town.

  • Re:Comcast (Score:3, Insightful)

    by bouldin (828821) on Wednesday August 27, 2014 @09:18AM (#47764779)

    Don't worry, in 20 years your only choice will be google.

    Think that's hyperbole?

    http://fiber.google.com/about2 [google.com]

    I'm a big fan of google right now, but let's see how long "don't be evil" lasts once Larry and Sergey have moved on, and MBA brain damage is calling the shots.

  • by praxis (19962) on Wednesday August 27, 2014 @11:03AM (#47765867)

    I get the sarcasm, but this outage almost screwed me - I was scheduled to work from home today so I could be here for a service appointment. With no data service, I can't do that.

    There are real uses for home Internet connections besides porn and Twitter, you know. =)

    If it is important you don't get screwed then a redundant connection at home might be the answer rather than trusting a consumer cable company. Unless you were exaggerating with the "screwed" and could just afford to take the day off.

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