The Internet is a connected set of routers. Any drop in those connections and outages will occur. Today we see the angry winds of a weather system that is unable to push east because of hurricane Sandy. Tomorrow we will see it pushed back and the edges of Sandy enter our region and bring even higher winds. (Waves are already over 20 feet on the Great Lakes.) Then on Wednesday-Thursday we will see this weather system again as it is finally able to push east.
This means that you should anticipate down trees and limbs resulting in power outages, Internet outages, Internet slowdowns and phone problems.
It’s going to be an interesting week.