Time Warner, Comcast Get Adelphia, Comcast Celebrates By Turning Off DNS
from the fun-for-everyone dept
It looks like Adelphia cable broadband customers who are about to get shifted over to Comcast have plenty of outages to look forward to. The same evening that it’s announced that Time Warner and Comcast will jointly devour what’s left of Adelphia for about $18 billion, Comcast had major DNS issues leaving many of their users offline. Of course, in explaining the widespread outage, Comcast is using their favorite phrase: “scheduled maintenance.” That’s the same thing they told me when Comcast turned off my service nearly every weekday last October. I would call every morning and be told that it was “scheduled maintenance.” However, when I asked what the schedule was and if I’d have service the next day, I was told they had no idea. Apparently, it doesn’t become scheduled until it actually cut you off.