At approximately 9:30am MT our Web host’s entire communications network (Internet, cell and phone) was taken off-line by a massive fiber cut that affected much of much of Taos. This is the largest communication outage Brownrice has seen in six years. Brownrice Internet utilizes triple-redundant internet connections to ensure reliabilty in the event that an upstream provider fails. However, these connections share one local fiber optic cable — which was cut this morning. To ensure that this type of outage does not happen again we have already begun the process of creating an additional physical connection to the Internet which will keep us online should something like this happen again.
Written by: Creech