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[resolved] DSL Outage, Wmbg & Newport News Area, 1/19/2013

Beginning just before noon on, Saturday, January 19, 2013, some broadband aDSL customers in the Williamsburg, Newport News, and surrounding areas started experiencing trouble getting connected or surfing. The telephone company is aware of the problem and is working on it now. At this time there is no ETR (estimated time of repair). Once we get an update from the telephone company we will pass it along here. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Update Saturday, 1/19/2013, 12:30 PM: Most affected customers have reported that their service began working again around 12:30pm. However, as the phone company continues their work, there may be periods that service stops working. Once the phone company reports that all repairs are completed we will update this message.

If you were affected, but your service is still not working again, please reboot your equipment by turning off (or unplugging the power to), and turning back on, your DSL modem as well as your router (if you have one). Once the equipment reboots, which usually takes about 2 minutes, restart your computer and check your Internet connection.

After rebooting your DSL modem and router and waiting about 2 minutes, if you still cannot connect, please contact us with your name, telephone number, and acct# (if you know it). Please provide the status of the lights on your DSL modem. Let us know which lights are lit up solid and which lights (if any) are out, or blinking. Be sure to leave your equipment connected and turned on.

Update Sunday, 1/20/2013 5:12 PM: Most customers continue to be working, however, Verizon is still working on the cause of the problem and interruptions may still occur. Per Verizon, they are waiting on a replacement card to resolve the issue. Still no ETR at this time.

Update Monday, 1/21/2013: Verizon reports that repairs are complete.

[Fixed] Intermittent DSL issue on 8/17/2012

As of the morning of, Friday, August, 17th 2012, there is a known issue effecting aDSL customers in the area. Effected customers may experience intermittent connectivity.

We have reported the problem to the telephone company and Network technicians are working on the problem now. We hope it will be resolved quickly.

We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

Updates will be provided via our automated telephone system by calling 757-253-7621 (option 2), on our weblog, or on our members website located at http://home.widomaker.com/

Update 10:46am: The phone company has reported that, after replacing some equipment, the problem has been resolved around 9:00am.

[Fixed] Queenslake DSL Outage (03-28-2012)

Some DSL customers in the Queenslake area of Williamsburg, VA, area began to experience an outage starting around 7:00 AM today (03-28-2012). We have reported this outage to the phone company and are working with them to resolve the problem as soon as possible. At this time they have not provided an ETR (Estimated Time of Repair/Resolution). We will keep this page and our telephone system message updated with details and updates as we receive them. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Update: 7:55 AM:
The phone company has confirmed the outage and are working on a resolution.  No ETA as of yet.

Update: 3:00PM
All services restored.

[Fixed] Web Hosting Outage

2/9/2012 | 2:45PM
There is a known issue that is causing Web Hosting customers to not be able to connect to their hosted web sites or hosted e-mail accounts. Network engineers are aware of, and working on the problem now. We apologize for the inconvenience. Updates will be posted here and/or available on our automated telephone system (757-253-7621).

2/10/2012 | 6:30PM
Web Hosting has been restored and services are up and running. We will continue to be testing things for the next couple of days. If any web hosting customer notices any issues they should contact our office to report them (757-253-7621). Additional details or instructions for web hosting customers may be posted here in the next few days.

[Fixed] Downtown Williamsburg DSL outage 12/29/11

Some DSL customers in the downtown Williamsburg, VA, area began to experience an outage starting around 4:12 PM today (Dec. 29, 2011). We have reported this outage to the phone company and are working with them to resolve the problem as soon as possible. At this time they have not provided an ETR (Estimated Time of Repair/Resolution). We will keep this page and our telephone system message updated with details and updates as we receive them. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Update 7:00 PM:
Customers reported being able to connect again around 6:00 PM. The outage appears to be resolved.

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