Lots of Quad Cities wake up without internet on Friday

If you can read this, you either don’t own Mediacom, or you’re using your cellular data.

Many people in the Quad-Cities and across Iowa, Illinois and the Midwest wake up without internet Friday morning as Mediacom grapples with major outages across its network. Outage maps show that the Internet is down for Mediacom customers in towns and cities from Chicago to Davenport and Des Moines to Minneapolis.

If you’re like the rest of us at the radio station and have Mediacom, you probably woke up Friday morning with no internet. Several websites that monitor Mediacom’s Internet and television service report internet outages throughout the Midwest.

If you have Mediacom, you already know that you have internet and in some cases cable is not working.

Downdetector.com reports that 80% of Mediacom customers experience internet outages while 8% report their cable outages. 12% of Friday morning customers experience a total blackout.

At 7:20 a.m. Friday, istheservicedown.com’s map of outages in Iowa and Illinois looked like this:

istheservicedown.com

istheservicedown.com

You can see on the map above that Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, Quad Cities, Chicago, Dubuque, Waterloo, Milwaukee, and many other towns and cities that serve Mediacom are experiencing outages.

As of 8:20 a.m. Friday, Mediacom hasn’t made an official announcement acknowledging the major outage. No information was received on when the services will be restored and operational.

Meanwhile, this is a great opportunity for us to get off our phones and stop watching TV outside and…don’t wait, it’s raining. Did not matter.

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