At 2:11am last night ( monday night / tues morn ) There was a system wide outage that lasted a few minutes.
I caught this by accident. I have Crestron home automation systems installed in a number of clients homes in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa and I use the www.alertra.com monitoring service to check on these systems once a minute to be sure they are up and working. Last night all the cox customers went offline and came back a few mins later. My clients in other cities did not go off line.
I found that interesting. Why would all of Cox in a reigon spread across multiple cities go offline for a moment and come back up ?
Maybe they are changing and getting ready for 100Mb ?
Well whats interesting is the maintenance effected more then one plant over a very wide region.
I was not up at the time but it would have been a VERY short interruption. The few mins Alertra down/up is at the lower limit of its detection so it might have been down for seconds. Maybe it was just a big wide DHCP lease renewal.
Ive just never seen that in my 3 years of monitoring in multiple cities. It was odd. A whole region rebooting at the same time was odd.