San Mateo Internet Outage caused by lightning?

A brief internet outage hit the San Mateo Silicon Valley area just as a strong storm front was crossing through the area. Thunder and lightning was reported during the storm. I heard some rumbles of thunder, did you? Pretty rare event here in Silicon Cali.

Those of you who have Comcast’s new internet connected cable boxes may have noticed that without an internet connection, even with a good cable TV signal, you are unable to change channels or do anything else with your cable box. It will remain stuck on the channel it was on when the internet went out. This is how Comcast monitors everything you watch and gives you an “enhanced experience”. You can always go old school and hook up an antenna for those over the air channels. Remember those? They’re still out there and many are HD now.

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