So what Comcast told me during Sandy was that the little green distribution/transformers distributed throughout the neighborhoods are hard wired to the electric grid. When the electric grid is down, so are these green transformers. Even if a commercial building or residence has (generator) power or gets their power restored quickly, the Comcast cable distrubution grid is not functional because it has no power. The only way the internet comes back is when all the Comcast distribution devices in an area get their power. It does not matter if the customers have power or not. So telling people they can get wifi internet connections in areas where there is no power is a false statement. Any Comcast technicians care to comment on that?
In the OP:
Comcast is also making extensive preparations at its facilities throughout the region, including staging emergency generators and fuel trucks as well as bringing in additional technical and network restoration teams that are ready to be deployed as the storm’s path becomes clearer.
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Two issues lately with Netflix:
1. Exiting Netflix brings you to a black screen sometimes. You have to change the channel to actually get back to seeing anything.
2. Not all shows on Netflix are playing. They buffer to 24% and then nothing happens. Doesn’t happen with all shows. Sometimes i can watch an episode of a show fine but another episode in the SAME show fails to load. Internet/LAN is fine. 100Mbps down and I’m a network engineer so I have a handle on what I’m doing.
Using the 4K X1 box. I’d say all this started happening recently with the Netflix UI change.
I have had the problem that you describe in #1 for a while now. I posted it to this forum. I have an Arris XG1V3; the issue has survived at least two DVR software releases and I had it on the old Netflix UI and now on the newer one
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Please see the statement below regarding the story from various publications about a possible issue:
Our home security system uses the same advanced, industry-standard technology as the nation's top home security providers. The issue being raised is technology used by all home security systems that use wireless connectivity for door, window and other sensors to communicate. We are reviewing this research and will proactively work with other industry partners and major providers to identify possible solutions that could benefit our customers and the industry.
As of today there has yet to be a firmware update to address this potential vunerability. Like most Home Security providers we are always looking for new ways to make our system more secure and reduce vulnerabilities. As of now, our system runs on a 128 bit encryption and includes a UL-certified central security station.
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