Metrocast Internet Outage, ~3 Hours, Saturday, August 13, 2016 — In The Midst Of The Huge T-Storm.

by Anura Guruge


T-storm map for Saturday, August 13, 2016 per WMUR. Click to ENLARGE if you so wish.

Well the weather forecasts for Saturday, August 13, 2016 FINALLY came to pass. The thunderstorms they promised, having held back for most of the day and evening, came rolling in with a vengeance around 8:15pm. So it was a good thing they postponed both the Alton fireworks (for ‘Old Home Week’) and ‘Annie and the Orphans‘.

It was quite the storm. One lightning and thunder burst was so sudden and so close that I actually thought that I had been HIT while seated at my PC! Yep, thought the whole PC and I had gone up in flames. There was a blinding flash. But when I looked around all the lights were on. I thought I was running on my UPS — but no. The power did not go down. Didn’t even flicker. But out of an abundance of caution I turned off my PC. Teischan who had gone to sleep just bit earlier was up and about woken by the crash. Braxton wasn’t happy either. He came upstairs to be with us. He is a baby at heart. 

About 15 minutes later, around 8:40 (or so) I turned back on my PC and noticed that MetroCast was down. I called. Got a recorded message that there was a service failure in my area.

Luckily the TDS Internet service I have ‘downstairs’ was fine. So I put Teischan to bed. Made myself a light dinner of fruit and yogurt and sat back and watched, with some dismay, India beating the West Indies, yet again, this being the 3rd 2016 Test. I then came up around 11:40 and Metrocast was up.

Can’t really complain. That was one heck of a storm. I was prepared for Metrocast to be down till Monday!

So I am thankful … THANKS Metrocast.

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by Anura Guruge

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