Time Warner Cable Cut, Weird.

Were you effected by today's downtown internet/cable outage? Most of the day and evening downtown Time Warner customers lost the internet, cable & phone service. My service was restored around 11 p.m. A Time Warner representative explained the situation, "Vandalism - used cable cutting tool and cut the cable for phone, internet and television (cable) to the entire central business district".

The "cutting" took place near the exposed entry of the Cincinnati Subway, which runs along Central Parkway and is visible from I-75 South. Think about how many restaurants and other small businesses effected by such an outage. No credit card machines without high speed cable. More importantly, I see this as a huge mistake on Time Warner's part. Why would there be an exposed cable that feeds downtown's instant communications? Bad planning? Bad management? Interesting blunder.