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Has your internet use ever been curtailed by winter weather?

Type: General

Submitted by careylowell (18)
No 76% 37 Votes
A few hours 8% 4 Votes
Half a day or so 6% 3 Votes
A few days 8% 4 Votes
A week or more 2% 1 Votes
Other 0% 0 Votes

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49 Votes Total

Mar 24, 2010

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turboshaft (24) Hmm, for a few days but that was from shoveling/cleanup not loss of electricity or Internet service.

Losing food and heat is one thing but Internet--boy, I better have that reconnected very quickly! Just kidding, Khan! At least you and your family made it through in one piece this winter. Hope no one else had it too hard these past few months.

03-24-10  12:31am

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Drooler (220) Yes. Complications had to be dealt with during a winter storm -- time that I would have otherwise spent not only on "the Internet," but on internet porn! I guess that's why they call it the blues. (LOL) Anyway, the nice thing about delays and outages is that usually there's more porn waiting for you when you get back to that PC.
03-24-10  12:57am

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Robin68 (0) Yeah cause of power outages the lines have't been cleared on my road for about 5 years and Hydro Quebec knows the problem and is very slow to respond to it. Robin68
03-24-10  04:59am

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BadMrFrosty (56) At my office the internet is rock solid, never a problem that lasts more than a minute or two. At home its a different story as in my area we can only get internet via WIFI.

It doesnt need bad weather to cause problems however. Judging by how often it dies its enough for a cat, badger or something to look at the antena a bit funny and the whole thing will go down for an hour or so :(

03-24-10  05:59am

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careylowell (18) I posted this poll in honour of the Great Ice storm of Feb 1998. It was a right bastard as the Aussies say, covering much of northern New York(me)and southern Quebec. No power at my place for 13 days. The average duration for those tens of thousands without juice was a week. My best friend was one of those out for the longest: 23 days. Like me, he thankfully had a wood stove and kerosene heater.
03-24-10  07:05am

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messmer (137) And I am posting this in memory of "White Juan," (Juan was a hurricane that struck in the previous year) a very nasty blizzard that left most of us without power for three days, some even longer. No comparison to the ice storm mentioned above but a major problem nevertheless.
03-24-10  11:13am

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RagingBuddhist (65) Since I've had a computer, I've never been without power for any extended period of time. The longest outage was less than an hour. I don't want to put it to the test, but I found out that my UPS has the same battery connectors that I use for the deep cycle batteries on my boat. That means, in the event of an extended power outage, I could conceivably hook up 4 deep cycles to run my PC, monitor and modem for at least a couple of days. I haven't really done the math yet to know for sure.
03-24-10  01:01pm

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pat362 (369) Knock on wood but not yewt. The only time I would be worried is if the power would be out long term and I was near cancelling a membership. I would not want to get a renewed membership to a site that I didn't want to.
03-24-10  02:39pm

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RagingBuddhist (65) REPLY TO #8 - pat362 :

I had that same concern once. I decided I'd drive my laptop to a hot spot somewhere if need be. Either that or use a public computer, at a library or a school. Even with blocked out sites and domains, I think you could still get to a billing company site.
03-24-10  03:35pm

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pat362 (369) REPLY TO #9 - RagingBuddhist :

I'd probably try to call the billing company if I could, but they might need info that is only on my hard drive. Let's hope that never happens.
03-24-10  07:04pm

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apoctom (145) I live in Southern California, so I'm not even sure what we have qualifies as "winter weather." However, the season usually doesn't affect my internet.

With lousy Cox cable, though, when it has rained for a couple of days, the water gets into the cabling and can cause internet trouble.

03-31-10  05:38pm

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