We live and work in the affected area. I was at a local public school. At first I thought it was the school’s network that was down. Then, I couldn’t call home. I thought that was odd. The school secretary told that no one can access the internet, except if you had Version, and that was spotty. First reports were the outage was statewide.
By the end of the day, all the teachers were aware of the problem and were starting to wonder if it was a terrorist attack or something. It showed me how quickly our society can be brought to it’s knees. I didn’t know our cell phone carrier ran on cable. Everything is so centralized, which makes it vulnerable. Alternate forms of communications is a must.