Internet Briefly Hit By Huge Outage Along U.S. East Coast

Internet Briefly Hit By Huge Outage Along U.S. East Coast

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If you felt like your Internet connection briefly died early Monday morning, you were not alone. About 9 am Eastern (6 am PT) many cable Internet customers along the East Coast and stretching down to Texas lost online connections. The glitch hit “most of our service areas,” Time Warner Cable told Twitter users.

The problem, now apparently resolved, also affected users of cable Internet provider RCN, which reported customers in Boston and through Pennsylvania briefly found themselves without connections.

The incident was surprising due to the growing reliance on the Internet and the relatively stable nature of online connections. The short outage only served to remind consumers their connection to Google or online shopping relies on a multitude of distant servers and switches. I found myself bewildered after not being able to connect to Google.

  • Morgan

    What a misleading headline. Way to go CoM. Your journalism is turning intoainstre sensationalism.

  • Karl

    And here I thought it was the usual crappy internet connection we have at work. 

  • Mike Radie

    I thought it was a clitch with Lion again!

  • Austin Fulton

    i was thinking the same thing

  • mikeyw

    I’m in Los Angeles, same issue

  • knock knock

    read somewhere else then.

  • Hindmost

    China is most unhappy with Obama’s messing in the Pacific. There are consequences

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Ed SutherlandEd Sutherland is a veteran technology journalist who first heard of Apple when they grew on trees, Yahoo was run out of a Stanford dorm and Google was an unknown upstart. Since then, Sutherland has covered the whole technology landscape, concentrating on tracking the trends and figuring out the finances of large (and small) technology companies.

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