Originally Posted by VideoJames
I can almost buy the premise of the town being unable to communicate, except they didn't show a single person attempting to use the internet. There would be at least the telephone and cable company service, and possibly satellite and Wifi type services. Not even Blackberry or pager services?
Years ago it was claimed that the design of the internet was so robust, it could survive a nuclear war. Sure doesn't seem like the case in Jericho.
Yep and the Levees in NOLA where so robust they could survive a Category 3 Hurricane and looked how THAT turned out.
I have been in places where Cell phones, pagers, and blackberries don't work now. For exmaple, my Blackberry does not work where my parents live in the Tri-state area where Ohio, West Virginia, and Pennslyvania meet (Stubenville OH, Weirton WV area). It is very easy to lose cell phone coverage as you travel. Wifi is all but non existent down there and I am sure Internet service is routed through Pittsburgh and Cleveland so if you lost those two cities, they would not have any Internet even if the local dialup ports and broadband services were still active. About the only thing I would imagine that would still work would be a satellite phone and I don't think you are going to find one in such a small town.
Remember how much the Internet was disrupted in the US on 9/11 because all the Internet traffic was routed through some Verizon POP at WTC? That damage was contained within a 1 sq. mi. area of one city. Imagine what would happen if all or most of the major pops were hit?