internet, phone and Tv service disruptions across the nation today..

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  1. Dec 29, 2018 #31

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    My friend in Georgia likes to go to Amish cannery to can her meats. Also they buy from the store in Helen I think it is.
     
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    Phone and internet outages have been noted from cost to coast. Some 911 systems have been down while others remain up. Some ATM machines are down while others remain unaffected. Land lines don't seem to be affected.
    http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/database/index.php?pageid=event_desc&edis_id=CID-20181229-66012-USA

    When you call 911 that call is directed to regular 7 digit phone number. It might be a good idea to know the seven digit number for the local fire/ambulance station nearest to you.
     
  3. Dec 29, 2018 #33

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    Am I the only one who wonders what the source is? Is it a terrorist test? A government test?
     
  4. Dec 29, 2018 #34

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    No. You are not the only one. Probing attack? China threatening President Trump in hopes of getting a better trade deal?
     
  5. Dec 29, 2018 #35

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    Internet spotty here this evening.
     
  6. Dec 29, 2018 #36

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    Yep.
     
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    We still havent had any issues around here. We dont have a jandline, but cell service has been normal. So has internet.
     
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  8. Dec 29, 2018 #38

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    I read some speculation that the solar storm we just had might have been the issue with it all ?? but it is all guessing. In the past a 5 solar storm would not have done this kind of damage at all but our earths shields are weaker but really I don't know..
    I guess everyone is still trying to figure it all out still..
     
  9. Dec 29, 2018 #39

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    I know my internet is a tad slow but it is because everyone is home, sitting on their computers. Sure wish they'd all go back to work and leave us retired guys alone while we peruse the computer!
     
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    I've had net problems intermittently today. It started early, woke up in the middle of the night as usual... Started seeing problems about 0430 central. It was worse when I woke up again at 8am.
     
  11. Dec 30, 2018 #41

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    My net is fiber-optic at over 100 megabytes/second. I haven't had any problems lately.
     
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    My DSL is running at 3 meg,
    No problems today other than I can only get 3 meg download speed and some people like to brag about their fiber optic. :)
    Maybe I need to move from Central Washington to SE Washington.
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    Mine is better today but the internet is still in and out. At least I haven't lost the ability to make calls today.
     
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    We had minor interruptions on Friday and major issues Saturday night with both our internet and our cable. It got to the point K was about to call Spectrum to cut our service.
     
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    My service provider is so bad, it goes down all the time.
    Didn't realize others were having trouble, just thought it was Mediacom.
    Being Mediacom.
     
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    Mediacom has been good for me. Except when the water company cut the lines while digging stuff up.
    I do use my Verizon account on phone as a hot spot when away or when the Mediacom line is cut. Works well for me.
    Right now at Mom's using Dish and their internet is adequate most of the time, but not like my fast as I can get at home.
     
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    There is some talk on the channels that Century Link has Deep State connections and this is a "white hat" operation. I'm looking at the ownership connections regarding Century Link and so far the scenario makes some sense.
     
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    That will get people at Ma Bell hopping. I know from experience... lol
     
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    Kerosene lanterns, wood heat can lead to house fires. By the time they could reach a "English" neighbor the house or barn would be burned down to the foundation(s). So they would put a phone house close to a group and split the cost. In my part of the country more and more of the Amish Bishops are allowing cell phones so the phone houses are no long needed.
     
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    Some of the elderly Amish in our area have emergency cell phones indoors. It's dangerous to use the phone shack when it's icy outside. One was used to call/text us on our way up here. That was the day that phones were screwed up. Highways were shut down and my cousins didn't hear from us. Their local calls from the phone shack was fine, but not for long distance. They called us on their cell phone to my cell and just got a beeping sound. Their text came through, and I could send a text back. It took us two days rather than the usual one day. They had heated our farmhouse, turned on the water, and wondered where we were.
     

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