The Outpost is getting numerous reports of an Internet and cable outage affecting Suddenlink customers in and around Rio Dell and Scotia.

Now, it’s probably early to speculate on a cause for the outage, but we gotta say: The timing is intriguing, given yesterday’s gauntlet-throw from Assemblymember Wes Chesbro in the general direction of the Suddenlink Slasher, who remains at large.

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