Internet outage cripples City

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By Juanice Gray, jgray@natchitochestimes.com

A total outage of CP-Tel’s service network brought the City to a screeching halt Monday.

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Banks to bakeries and hospitals to homes were affected since all are dependent upon the internet in some form or fashion on a daily basis. Banking is online; so is shopping, research, communications, weather reports, news and visiting family and friends.

Even this print newspaper relies on the internet for research, information and communication through e-mail, not to mention our website and social media page. Service was back up for over 75 percent of CP-Tel customers by Tuesday morning.

CP-Tel Director of Marketing and Public Relations Stewart Carnline spoke with the Times Tuesday about 3 p.m. He explained the cause for the total outage…

See the rest of the story in the Thursday, Dec. 19 print edition or click the link below for our E-edition.

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