Around 7:30 pm, PDT on Friday night (Aug. 5, 2011), we simultaneously lost our Internet connection, long-distance phone, and cell phone service. Since these are provided by different companies, it surprising.
We turned on the radio and tried some of the local radio station. They mentioned in passing that Internet was down as far as Garberville at least, and KMUD said they weren’t getting many calls from their listeners (but it might have been because their show really sucked.) No big fuss and everybody just continuing with their regular music programmes, but then they might not have been able to get any info either.
By midnight we still saw no change, but this morning (Aug. 6) when I let the cats out just after 6 am, I noticed that the router was flashing normally again so I tried and found we had Internet again. The cell phones are still telling us we’re roaming, though. I looked online and found no mention on any of the local news sites or Google News.
We thought it might be related to the strong solar flares we were getting yesterday, but that’s just a WAG. Anybody know anything?