Return of the internet cafe? Canadians flock to Starbucks amid Rogers outage

Jul 8 2022, 3:50 pm

A major internet outage affecting all of Canada has led people to rush to their nearest Starbucks locations in droves for a drop of sweet, sweet WiFi.

Rogers internet and mobile phone subscribers began reporting problems around 5 am ET. The outage is affecting internet services, cell phone signals, debit and credit payments, and even ticketing systems.

With no way to contact anyone, students and workers are making their way to reliable internet at Starbucks.

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“In Canada today, Starbucks takes Rogers’ spot on list of biggest internet service providers,” said Toronto-based IT consultant John Tobin on Twitter.

Starbucks’ customer base is probably exploding to new levels today.

But those working from home aren’t the only ones suffering. Several workers who made it to their offices are being sent back home.

Where are you working from? Let us know in the comments.

With files from Natalia Buia and Shelby Rubin

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