When AT&T goes down it effects banking for people getting social security and other direct deposits even if you do not do business with AT&T. This happened to me the third of this month.
I'm in California and have a verizon land line, Verizon does not provide cell service in my area, IN CALIFORNIA! There are NO other providers here.
We finally got caller ID about 10 years ago and that was our last upgrade in my remote area.
Just got a notice today power will be out Sept.26th midnight to Sept 27th noon. All previous power out notices have been for a weekday when people are at work not on a weekend or at midnight! This is a first and With Blood moons and all kinda eerie.
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By Susan Duclos - All News PipeLine
Multiple power outage reports from California in the month of September, all blamed on a variety of causes, another in Alabama with cause listed as "unknown," have left tens of thousands of people without power, and in the midst of these reports, Verizon publishes their new commercial with some very strange wording. That is just the tip of the iceberg of the "coincidental" outages reported recently over a variety of platforms.
Back in December 2013 it was finally made public that the previous April there had been a terrorist attack on a California Power station. The initial report was from Foreign Policy, with later reports from the MSM in February 2014, but it left the many wondering why it took months before the public was informed.
When U.S. officials warn about "attacks" on electric power facilities these days, the first thing that comes to mind is probably a computer hacker trying to shut the lights off in a city with malware. But a more traditional attack on a power station in California has U.S. officials puzzled and worried about the physical security of the the electrical grid–from attackers who come in with guns blazing.
Around 1:00 AM on April 16, at least one individual (possibly two) entered two different manholes at the PG&E Metcalf power substation, southeast of San Jose, and cut fiber cables in the area around the substation. That knocked out some local 911 services, landline service to the substation, and cell phone service in the area, a senior U.S. intelligence official told Foreign Policy. The intruder(s) then fired more than 100 rounds from what two officials described as a high-powered rifle at several transformers in the facility. Ten transformers were damaged in one area of the facility, and three transformer banks — or groups of transformers — were hit in another, according to a PG&E spokesman.
In July CNN reported that vandals had cut San Francisco area fiber optics lines for the 11th time in a year and last week USA Today reported that two AT&T fiber optic cables in the Livermore, Calif. were severed as well calling it "the latest in a string of attacks against the Internet's privately run backbone."
CALIFORNIA POWER OUTAGES - SEPTEMBER 2015
A look at CBS Los Angeles Power Outage page shows a slew of outages over the month of September all with different and seemingly innocuous reasons, with yet another report on September 21, 2015, this time from ABC News reporting that "than 7,700 Southern California Edison customers were without power Sunday night after two separate transformer fires broke out in Montebello and Manhattan Beach."
A screen shot of Southern California Edison's latest updated graph of outages, last updated on September 22, 2015, is shown below.
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