When your Internet Service Provider has an outage

When your Internet Service Provider has an outage

Postby CielOnTap on Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:45 pm

Toronto, ON area experienced a problem with Rogers Internet service tonight and social media being a handy diversion, provided vented remarks from Rogers' customers affected by the absence of Internet service. I assume that some cellphone plans must be using other providers in order to get social posts out to the world about the outage.

http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/article/1313000--rogers-widespread-internet-outage-across-southern-ontario

A commenter provided a link for directing one's computer to a public DNS server. Does that mean that server can track your Internet usage too or does it just provide a byway to the Internet?

Generally, a screen message indicating that your internet browser cannot show you a page might mean no service. But clear your temporary folder and even close the browser, log off and re-login to ensure it's not a computer glitch. Look at the blinking lights on your router or modem-there are flashes that alert you to a problem with the ISP.
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Re: When your Internet Service Provider has an outage

Postby CielOnTap on Sat Mar 01, 2014 12:01 am

Rogers Canada has an e-mail outage across Ontario, or rather did, as one city of Ottawa supposedly is back online.
http://canadianoutages.com/status/rogers

Try finding a service disruption bulletin on corporate support sites-no, I cannot locate it.
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