This shows Rogers pretty much just falling off the map at 4:30 Eastern time. https://t.co/7bbXPty1WE
— David Reevely (@davidreevely) July 8, 2022
Canada. is the land of the free and the home of racketeering telcos, Rogers and Bell (Telus a bit).
Over 17 million Canadians in a country of 35 million can’t access the internet, use their mobile devices or watch tv today because someone at ROGERS hit the idiot button.
On behalf of all of us at Rogers, we sincerely apologize to our customers, and we will continue to keep you updated as we have more information to share, including when we expect service to be back up. pic.twitter.com/JIjGRUzxe5
— RogersHelps (@RogersHelps) July 8, 2022
FYI: ALL of ROGERS’ infrastructure is down. I’ve officially been told that an “update” caused ALL of their infrastructure to crash.
You can always tell a Rogers customer. They’re the ones trying to connect to the local Starbucks WiFi.
— David Moscrop (@David_Moscrop) July 8, 2022
Unofficially, it doesn’t matter.
The real reason you can’t buy gas, watch porn, work, or use your ROGERS device? Canada’s telco monopoly/oligopoly of IP and wireless service.
It’s legal racketeering, but Canada doesn’t have RICO laws, so anyone who uses ROGERS internet or wireless is FUCKED today. This is that worst-case scenario the Canadian government and the CRTC ignored when they told Bell and ROGERS they could legally fist Canadians for what is not an essential service.
6 hours of half the country not having access to wireless/internet. If we don’t kneecap Telco monopoly in this country we’re screwed. Banks, gas stations and general infrastructure are toast across Canada today. Billions lost because Rogers and Bell hold us hostage. pic.twitter.com/PVZphNtAMe
— Dean Blundell (@ItsDeanBlundell) July 8, 2022
Scotchrules asks a great question with a statement: Isn’t the CRTC supposed to help in times like this?
Not really. The CRTC is comprised of telco/media shills who stump for the relationship that gave them the cushy CRTC gig. It’s fixed, and even if you wanted to complain to the CRTC about the dangerous collusive practices that lead to mass outages, you can’t. Especially today.
This is the most ironic tweet of 2022. https://t.co/Z24aBYuh9D
— JB (@sheepkingjb) July 8, 2022
The CRTC is the government agency that rubber-stamps significant telco collusion in Canada. You’d think being unable to do business today because of their decision-making would give them pause, but it won’t.
Rogers has over 2 million retail (commercial) customers who can’t do business today. They cannot take or make payments, update inventory or send an email because we put access to the internet in the hands of a couple of greedy publicly traded companies who’d blow German investors rather than give Canadians reliable, affordable internet access.
Rogers outage map. pic.twitter.com/d6EA8OuT5B
— Louis Desjardins 🇨🇦 (@LouisPDemocrat) July 8, 2022
So, here we are.
No e transfers, no bill payments (might be a handy excuse), no banking, no nothing if you’re a Rogers customer today. BILLIONS in economic losses, but sure, let’s keep Rogers and Bell as gatekeepers. We don’t pay the highest internet/wireless rates on the planet for this.
Classic. Ima do the same.