Around 12:20 this afternoon, I was on a phone call which dropped.  I didn't think much of it. Went to redial the same number, and the call didn't go through.

So, I used my company phone to make the call, and it didn't connect.  Minutes later, a coworker who uses a different cell provider walked in and asked if I had the same provider.  He wanted to know if it was just his phone or if it was the company.  I told him that I use a different provider but that my phone went down, too.

I called customer service for my cell service (once my service returned) to find out what happened.  The call center is in Birmingham.  The representative said that they've had no issues.

The crazy thing is that it wasn't limited to just cell phones.  As a matter of fact, none of the tabs on my computer would allow me to go to another page.  I got an error message.

So, cell providers and internet all went down at once but only in Tuscaloosa? What's really going on?