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Hearings reconvene after internet outage at State Capitol causes delays

Hearings on rent caps and health workers are among those impacted.

HARTFORD, Conn. — Hearings and other state business have come to a halt Tuesday as the State Capitol works to fix an internet outage. 

Among the work affected are hearings on legislation about capping rent costs, community health care workers and a bill about funding for low-income women coming to the state for abortions if their home state does not allow them.

At the Housing Committee's public hearing on capping rent costs, hundreds of people have signed up to speak.

The public hearing reconvened around 3 p.m. Those signed up to speak in person or virtually in front of the Housing Committee had been waiting since 10 a.m. to participate in the hearing.

 Mark Raymond, head of the Bureau of Information Technology, said, "Early this morning, we experienced a power failure in one of our datacenters.  This power failure caused a piece of networking equipment to fail.  This was an unusual failure of two types of redundancy."

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