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Time warner cable outage

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Forgive the lack of formatting, and the normal presentation- as this message is being sent via my phone. The snowpocalypse, as manifested in the silken lanes of Astoria, has led to a major Time Warner cable outage. Since Sunday night at approximately 11pm, both cable and Internet connectivity went blank. The natives are restless and deprived of emptytainment, whereas I am frustrated by inability to “do my thing”.
I’ll be back as soon as the very worst of New York’s utility monopolies lets me get online again. Feels a bit like the Great Astoria Blackout of 2006, actually.

Written by Mitch Waxman

December 28, 2010 at 2:09 am

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  1. Why in the world isn’t there any fios service in Astoria? I would leave Time Warner in a second!!!

    It;s the second day without internet (down on 41st street&31ave), and therefore the second day I can’t work, so I called TW. Without a surprise they put me through with a representative from India who couldn’t tell me when the internet will be back up. Thanks for the holiday gift TW…


    December 28, 2010 at 7:49 pm

  2. what’s happening? are you still w/o TW service? we live in woodside and it’s a similar situation here: no phone, internet or cable.

    #1. call your city council person to ask them to look into it.
    #2. it would also be good to contact one of the local news centers. i just called NY1 and it was news to them, so do your duty and follow up, please.

    and as TW seems to have a history of not compensating for loss of service, let’s also make an issue of that!

    from the NY1 website:
    Contact Us About Breaking News
    To report a breaking news situation or provide information on a story that is happening right now, please call our Assignment Desk at 212-NY1-NEWS (212-691-6397).


    December 29, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    • We just came back on sometime earlier this afternoon. Don’t know about the neighbors yet, but I can tell you that Direct TV didn’t blink at all- even at the height of the blizzard.
      Still stuck with TWC for data, however…

      Mitch Waxman

      December 29, 2010 at 6:54 pm

  3. […] The recent and much commented on Blizzard of December 28, 2010- which we in the frozen zone of Astoria refer to as “The Snowpocalypse”- produced many memorable moments around the ancient village. Made especially clear was that the internet, designed to withstand a nuclear attack, has become vulnerable to seasonal weather in the hands of corporate stewards such as Time Warner Cable. […]

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