So, I've come to expect the power situation to be flaky - thus the whole house generator. However, it's pretty terrible for the cable internet to be just as shaky. 8 hours after the power went out in the neighborhood, so thus did the cable internet. Time to seriously start researching other ways of getting internet as a backup. Tethering to my cell mostly works, but you can tell the first day the cell towers were shaky as well.