Internet Connection Down April 27 – entry II – Service Restored

Electric Lightwave, the University’s Internet Service Provider states that the problem that began at around 5 PM was caused by a lightning strike in Tukwila. The lightning strike caused a section of fiber optic cable to fail, causing internet outages between Seattle and Portland, OR. Internet service was restored to the University at 11:08 PM. Some customers in the area did not have service restored until 3:00 AM April 28.