Homes, ATMs, and 911 emergency lines are all affected by a significant network outage in Canada.
Teams are attempting to restore service despite extensive outages, according to Rogers, which controls the mobile and internet markets.
In the second outage to afflict one of the top telecom carriers in the nation in 15 months, it affected banks, police emergency lines, and customers.
While financial institutions reported issues with everything from automated equipment to cashless payment systems, customers flocked at coffee shops and public libraries to access alternative networks.
According to Rogers Communications, its technical staff are working to promptly restore services.
The business, which has 2.25 million retail internet subscribers and around 10 million cellphone subscribers
“Today’s outage illustrates the need for more independent competition that will drive more network investment so outages are far less likely,” said Anthony Lacavera
A number of Canadian banks use Interac's email money transfer service, and the company claimed the downtime was impacting its operations.
Both Bank of Montreal and Royal Bank of Canada reported that their ATM and online banking services were affected by the outage, which also affected toll-free lines and transactions.
“There’s tons of people here with their laptops just working away ferociously, the same as they would at home, because they’ve got no service at home,” said customer Ken Rosenstein.
Rogers stated in a statement that the outages are currently affecting both its wired and wireless networks, however the cause is yet unclear.
Rogers, Bell, and Telus are the three major providers that control the nation's telecom market.
"We know how important it is for our customers to stay connected," the company said in a statement.
A nationwide Rogers network outage affects customers, businesses, and banks.
After an outage, the majority of consumers may now use Rogers wireless.