A practice run?

WIDESPREAD INTERNET OUTAGES around the United States on Friday afternoon quelled productivity and sent irate customers to Twitter to complain. Comcast and Xfinity suffered the biggest service interruptions across its internet, cable, and landline products. The company, which has more than 29 million business and individual customers, said on Friday that the outages stemmed from fiber optic cables at two internet infrastructure companies that were cut or otherwise disrupted.

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11 Responses to A practice run?

  1. bogsidebunny says:

    Part and parcel of the Soros funded civil disorder plan. Thousands of emotional driven asshole want “open borders” Imagine if only 1% of the world’s population want to come to America and are allowed the current population of 335 million will increase 10 fold in 6 months. Then when the infrastructure like the electric grid, internet and food supply chain collapses it’s good night Katie! Liberals want the sweet idealistic dream but when it comes it’s gonna in reality be a nightmare.

  2. 1911A1 says:

    3 separate cuts in 2 distinct and widely separated locations. If malicious, it proves organization, coordination, and insider knowledge of where to do damage that yields widespread effects. Interesting, but not yet worrisome.

  3. Bob M says:

    Always have enough cash on hand to tide you over when the net fails in your part of the world. When it fails big time, credit cards won’t work ATM’s won’t work, you write not be able to write a check. Sure, you can write it, but it won’t be accepted – no instant checkup with your back.

    No cash, no gas, no food.

    And it WILL happen to you. It’s happened many times in many areas. You just don’t hear about it.

    • rick says:

      Literally last week, at two different unaffiliated grocery stores they said they were unable to “process all cash payments”. Process? I offer, you take, how hard is that?

      • Wirecutter says:

        Technology fucked everything up. Remember back in the old days when inventory was taken by a guy with a clipboard and a pair of eyeballs? Now it’s all done at the cash register – when you buy one item, that item is taken off the inventory. If the registers are down, they can no longer do on-time inventory and it shuts the system down.

      • crazyeighter says:

        I’d use my middle finger to the “This note is legal tender for all debts, public and private” right over the Secretary of the Treasury’s signature.

  4. Professor Hale says:

    Hahahaha. That’s america. The Internet is down and millions complain about it… on the internet.

  5. Bad_Brad says:

    I can’t wait for the EMP

  6. Westcoastdeplorable says:

    Just demonstrates what “junk” passes for a modern network. These backbone carriers should have 3x redundancy in their system so if one link goes down, they can switch to a backup, then if that goes down there’s a 3rd choice. Apparently the “5 nines of dependability (i.e. 99.999% up time) doesn’t apply to the “consumer network”!

  7. Gryphon says:

    >IfSomeone< has Thought it through of how Easily one of the Hives can be Disrupted by 1 to 3 People. Power Grid, or in some Cities, Water Pumping Stations can cause the Zombie Apocalypse in a matter of 24-48 Hours.
    And the libtards don't know what they are In For, if they keep promoting Violence….

  8. Gordon says:

    First off. Comcast and Xfinity are the same thing. Xfinity is a service offered by Comcast. That said. It hit us at work on Friday morning. Down about two hours. Couldn’t reach many of the cloud services we depend on.

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