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.
“In Canada today, Starbucks takes Rogers’ spot on list of biggest internet service providers,” said Toronto-based IT consultant John Tobin on Twitter.
— John Tobin (@johntobin) July 8, 2022
Starbucks’ customer base is probably exploding to new levels today.
— garethseltzer 🐿 (@garethseltzer) July 8, 2022
bro this internet outage is bad, everybodys at starbucks lol pic.twitter.com/F4ezXH7mfV
— payraw.eth (@payraw) July 8, 2022
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But those working from home aren’t the only ones suffering. Several workers who made it to their offices are being sent back home.
so the biggest internet provider in canada is down and i’m sat with roughly 100 other people desperately trying to get starbucks wifi lol
— FOOLI (he/him) (@Mafooli) July 8, 2022
Shame on you! @RogersBiz @RogersHelps It is getting 6 hours, no connection. Everyone came to starbucks for internet! I will sue as soon as possible. I missed significant meeting because of you! pic.twitter.com/UL1qBX72F4
— Sarper Pamuk (@sarper_pamuk) July 8, 2022
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With files from Natalia Buia and Shelby Rubin