Comcast and Xfinity Facing a Nationwide Outage [Update: Company Confirms]
Friday June 29, 2018. 07:31 PM , from Slashdot
Thousands of people from across the country are reporting that they are facing connectivity issues with Comcast and its service Xfinity on Friday. Comcast is yet to acknowledge and address the outage, hence it is unclear how long the widespread outage may last. According to DownDetector, a service that tracks outages, the majority of the northeast United States and areas in Colorado, California, the midwest and southeast were affected. Some users reported issues watching TV as well. Veteran reporter Ed Oswald said, 'Nearly an hour into what is clearly a massive nationwide outage for #Comcast/#Xfinity and nary a peep out of the company across any of its public facing channels. I can understand not bringing attention to local outages, but this..' Update: Comcast says it is aware of a 'nationwide outage impacting some of our internet, video and voice customers.' In a statement, Comcast shared some background on the outage: One of Comcast's large backbone network partners had a fiber cut that we believe is also impacting other providers. It is currently affecting our business and residential internet, video and voice customers. We apologize & are working to get services restored as soon as possible.
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