Qwest Internet Outage

June 13, 2008 - 3:14 PM

All Qwest internet customers in eastern Iowa have been without internet for the last two days. Some have been restored, but some are still out. This outage is due to a main POP being flooded in downtown Cedar Rapids. We've done numerous wireless internet installations for customers today as replacements for Qwest customers and for businesses that have relocated due to the flooding.

Earlier this week, one of our upstream providers moved a node from a POP on South Gilbert to downtown Iowa City. After this move, our DS-3 connection should remain active even after the POP on South Gilbert is flooded.

We've had to cancel two installations today because the businesses that requested them were ordered to evacuate just before we arrived.