Rogers Internet Down

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.


Latest Videos



Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in City

Ontario is finally making it a lot easier to renew your driver's licence and health card

Work to prepare for the major shutdown of key Toronto intersection starts this month

GO Transit could see significant cancellations and delays due to staffing issues and strike

10 notable businesses that closed in Toronto last month

10 strange and unusual things you might not know about the Toronto Islands

Toronto once had the greatest playground ever

Someone found a stack of newspapers from 1948 under the floor of a Toronto home

A visual history of Toronto when its streets were kind of filthy