Thousands of Hudson Valley residents have lost Internet, cable and telephone connections with a widespread optimal outage that has hit the Northeast. Downdetector.com reported a jump in breaks starting around 5pm on Friday.
Optimum acknowledged the interruption but did not state the cause.
I found the interruption after turning on my low gas light and bouncing around three gas stations trying to find one with a working credit card machine. It turns out that cash-strapped and making money is no way to go through life in the post-internet world. My decision was to look at the changes and the equality of my purses until I came up with $ 8.65 to power the Subaru over the weekend.
Others have taken a different approach, tying emergency lines and contacting police for assistance. Police in Fairfield, Conn. And Osining have urged citizens not to call them about connectivity issues.
The breaks seem to have subsided at about 9:30 in the morning. How to handle the whole 1