Columbian.com restored after internet service provider outage

By Libby Clark, Columbian Web Editor

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Columbian.com was back up and running at 10:50 a.m. today after an internet service provider outage cut access to the site for roughly eight hours.

The Columbian's website went offline around 3:10 a.m. on Friday when the site's internet service provider Knology experienced interruptions in service. The Columbian contracts with Ellington CMS for its web hosting services.

"According to our internet service provider, Knology, the current outage is related to an upgrade they performed last night," Ellington told The Columbian in a service notification.

It was the longest outage Columbian.com has experienced since it started service with Ellington in 2009.

Columbian staff posted news updates to Facebook and Twitter while the technical team waited for service to be restored.