Amnet suffers major outage of its Internet operations

Amnet, the cable television and Internet provider suffered a major outage Thursday. The company’s telephone system continued to report at 1a.m. that the network was not functioning.

A subscriber in Sabana Norte said that the company lost its television signal Thursday afternoon but that he was restored before sundown. Television was not affected elsewhere.

The company, which is the subsidiary of a firm that will seek a cell telephone concession in Costa Rica, has been suffering periodic outages.
The company appears to be unable to handle the Internet load when office workers return to their desks about 1p.m. each afternoon. The outage Thursday happened at that time.

Amnet maintains a direct connection to the world Internet network, and this is where the problem appeared to be Thursday. Internet subscribers could open the company’s Web page that is maintained on its own server but they could not open Web pages on the other side of the server.

A company technician was non-committal when contacted in the support department about 10 p.m. He allowed that the Internet could be restored late Thursday but then again it might not be. He was unsure of the exact problem.

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