Outages value companies

The Canadian Press – | Story: 375181

The pinnacle of the Canadian Federation of Unbiased Enterprise says some small companies misplaced hundreds of {dollars} Friday, when a Rogers Communications Inc. outage hampered their web and cellphone companies.

Dan Kelly says the outage was irritating for small enterprise homeowners who had been unable to course of on-line orders, use meals supply apps and even course of debit or bank card transactions as a result of Interac was utilizing Rogers.

Kelly feels enterprise homeowners needs to be given a free month of Rogers service to make up for the losses that got here simply as firms had been attempting to get well from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Elektra Simms estimates her Morning Parade Espresso Bar in Toronto misplaced just a few hundred {dollars} as a result of many purchasers went seeking one other place to work from for the reason that cafe Wi-Fi was impacted.

With debit companies down too, Simms advised many regulars who could not pay they might cowl their buy subsequent time they visited.

Rogers CEO Tony Staffieri has apologized for the outage that lasted nearly all of Friday and stretched into the weekend for some. He promised prospects can be credited for the downtime.

By Aulia