80 Percent of Time Warner Cable Subscribers Woke Up Without Internet This Morning. Here’s Why.
I woke to this problem, as did many others. In my case it wasn’t as frustrating as it used to be because Google Fiber is now coming to my neighborhood. Where I live there will soon be a choice between 3 broadband providers, and one ‘almost’ broadband provider so things will be getting interesting in less than a couple of years.
Time Warner Cable is recovering from a major Internet blackout after network problems led to a sudden disruption of service for all of its broadband subscribers nationwide, the company said Wednesday.
The outage occurred at 4:30 a.m. Eastern time, according to company spokesman Bobby Amirshahi, and knocked out access to the Web for TWC’s 11.4 million residential customers who buy Internet service. That’s nearly 80 percent of Time Warner Cable’s entire residential customer base of 14.4 million.
By 6 a.m. Eastern, the company said, the problems had been mostly fixed.
“During our routine network maintenance, an issue with our Internet backbone created disruption with our Internet and On Demand services,” TWC said in a statement.