‘It’s amazing how much we do online now’

The day the Internet konked out

SALISBURY — Businesses, town government offices and just plain folks all scrambled to find ways to make do without the worldwide web when a Comcast failure last Tuesday caused the loss of Internet and Comcast telephone service in Salisbury, Sharon, Falls Village, North Canaan and Norfolk from roughly 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Cellphone service was unaffected, and that was ultimately what David Maffucci of Lake-ville’s Visionary Computer had to resort to.

“I was standing in the back of my office where I can get a signal, trying to answer email with my phone,” he said.

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