Nationwide Comcast Outage Blamed on ‘Fiber Cut’

| June 29, 2018

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (EYT) – If you’ve had internet connectivity problems today, you are far from alone.

(Pictured: An outage map from downdetector.com shows the widespread Comcast outages.)

Comcast customers around the nation began reporting outages shortly after lunchtime on Friday.

Comcast gave a statement to its subsidiary, CNBC around 1:47 p.m. stating they were aware of the problem and were working on it.

Finally, around 2:40 p.m., one of Comcast’s official Twitter accounts, ComcastCares, confirmed that a cut fiber compromised their services in many parts of the country.

The message reads:

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

— ComcastCares (@comcastcares) June 29, 2018


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