CenturyLink has informed us that they are likely to be disconnecting our network from the greater Internet temporarily between 3:00 and 6:00 AM on April 1. The interruption is to introduce new routing equipment at their premises and migrate some of their existing traffic to reduce load and reduce the likelihood of customer service interruptions. Service should resume no later than 6:00 AM.
This far in advance of the scheduled date, there is a good chance that CenturyLink may reschedule this interruption one or more times before it actually occurs. We will report any changes to the scheduled date and time as notice is received.
Update (April 1): Upgrade was achieved cleanly between 3:50 and 4:04 this morning.
CenturyLink added a new planned outage today for May 4, to repair equipment at their Phoenix interchange. To make tracking easier, here is a consolidated list of their outage plans so far:
As with all CenturyLink outage schedules, the actual outage may or may not begin precisely at the scheduled time or last for the entire time reserved. Each of these outages will probably impede our subscribers’ ability to access the internet during the period of the actual maintenance.
There will be a total service outage of up to an hour sometime between 11 PM and midnight next Tuesday (4/26), while CenturyLink replaces networking equipment at Beardsley that suffers from a known manufacturer defect. We will post updates if CenturyLink revises this schedule.
We just this minute received notification from CenturyLink that this outage, previously scheduled for last Thursday, has been rescheduled for tonight between midnight and 6 AM tomorrow. The outage should last no more than five minutes.
CenturyLink has just informed us that they will be taking our network gateway offline for up to 90 minutes sometime between midnight and 6 AM on Wednesday, February 24 (two weeks away), to perform an upgrade on CenturyLink’s own network. This means that the greater internet will be unreachable by our subscribers during this 90-minute period.