Possible Internet Outage Friday Dec. 18th **( Rescheduled for the 22nd )**

Posted on December 16th, 2009 by

*** UPDATE ***
At 2:15 Thursday I received word that our ISP has rescheduled the maintenance for December 22nd instead.

I just received a notice from our upstream ISP that they will be performing emergency fiber repair on the fibers Gustavus uses to connect to the internet. The maintenance is scheduled to being on Friday December 18th at midnight and continue until 6:00am. If you are like me, in my head that means this starts Thursday night even though technically it is not until very early Friday morning.

I do not know if our connection will be down for all or even any of this time, however the last time they did similar maintenance our connection was down from about 12:30am until almost 8:00am.

If you are going to be up late studying, please plan accordingly. On campus services such as webmail, and the Gribly will continue to operate in the event of an outage, however access to Google docs, calendar, sending/receiving email from off campus sites, etc. will not.



  1. Chris Duhaime says:

    I appreciate the warning… much better than a spur of the moment outage.

    Too bad it has to happen during finals. 🙁

    Thank you!

  2. Tom Lany says:

    Thanks for letting us know! I really appreciate the early notice.

    I was wondering if you considered an announcement on the college calendar for people who don’t check this blog frequently.

  3. Colby Citrowske says:

    NOO!!! Thats my COD time! haha

  4. Michael Davidson says:

    This message should be sent via email. Only a fraction of GAC students will see it here.