Monday was a crazy day for many of the various internet providers in the area. A fiber optic line was damaged near Strathmore, Alberta that carried the data connection for many different providers. The outage caused several thousands of homes and businesses to be offline from 12:20pm MST to approx 9:30pm MST.
Fiber Optic teams from around the area rushed to complete a repair / replacement of the damaged line that is the lifeblood of many businesses. A huge thank you goes out to all the tier 1 ISPs such as Shaw and BELL that responded to the problem so fast and were able to restore so much damage so quickly.