Around 10:30am on Friday at work our internet and phones went out. It is notable that our computers are vital to submit the medicare/medicaid billing information to the government for reimbursement which is what my job is. Needless to say as the afternoon went on we were limited in what we could do and I sent my crew of nurses home.
Our administrator was told that road construction near by had cut through a trunk line of the cable network and probably wouldn't be on till late. Comcast is our local cable provider.
When I came home I told Paul about it and he went to the bank to pay some bills and they were doing everything by hand. They were told that they would be off line for four days. I thought that was odd that they were offline but the stores were all online. Also I thought it was an odd coincidence that this was a three day weekend for the government with Columbus day so the next business day would be in four days.
I thought to myself, I bet ours won't be back online till then either seeing that we are a government entity.
Then I saw that our friend Angie in Madison, IN was also having cable problems. I contacted her and she was told that her cable was cut also. Madison, IN is 3 hours away and they are run by Metronet.
Sure enough when I arrived today, the internet and phones were down until late last night.
What is up with that? Just saying it seems odd. My cell phone on Friday would not call out and today every time I called my mom it went to my voicemail.
Several people had phone problems and they said it had something to do with AT&T but I don't have AT&T and they didn't either.
Needless to say it put all our work behind. Could this be what would happen if we were to undergo a cyber attack? Are we all dependent on a system that cripple us in a blink of an eye? This fiber optic underground that travels at the speed of light can also come to a screaming stop just as quickly.
If anyone has any insight on this I would be interested in hearing it. In the meantime it reminds me to remember where my source is.
When all the world's systems fail, my Jehovah-Rohi, the Lord is my Shepherd.
When the drug companies contaminate the drugs, Jehovah-Rapha the Lord is my healer.
When my employer cuts my pay, Jehovah-Jireh, my Lord provides!
When wars and rumors of war fill the airwaves, Jehovah-Shalom my Lord is Peace.
When cruelty is the rule of the land, Jehovah-Tsidkenu,The Lord Our Righteousness.
When I feel that I stand alone in the midst of my enemies Jehovah Shammah, The Lord Is There!
Pray for me and I'll pray for you!
Love and Hugs