Twitter roars over Rogers Internet outage in Toronto
Last night wasn't a good night for Rogers home and cellular customers: a major outage affecting much of Southern Ontario and possibly parts of New Brunswick cut home and mobile Internet services to cellphones and computers. In the age of ubiquitous connectivity, that's a big problem.
This morning, the company confirmed it had restored service to its customers but not before hoards of disgruntled Twitter users had a chance to unleash their collective fury on the microblogging site (presumably after finding another way of getting online.) No reason was given for the prolonged issues.
Much of the rage stemmed from the lack of information from the company, possibly because it was having problems getting online itself. Messages on Twitter and Facebook explaining that customers should stop dialing its tech support lines were unlikely to have been seen by those endlessly rebooting their computers in search of a solution.
Here's the best of the #rogers and #rogersfail hashtags from what remained of the Internet last night.
Chris Bateman is a staff writer at blogTO. Follow him on Twitter at @chrisbateman.