On Tuesday, Internet users in the northeastern United States suffered a large-scale blackout for several hours, interrupting work and study due to unspecified Verizon network problems.
Spokesperson Rich Young said in an e-mail statement on Tuesday afternoon: “The Internet issues affecting the quality of Fios service in our entire Northeast region have been resolved.” He said service levels are “returning to normal” and the company is investigating what happened. The service interruption had nothing to do with the fiber cut in Brooklyn, New York, which caused trouble for people in the area.
There are approximately 6.5 million Fios Internet customers.
Downdetector, which tracks Internet failures, has been issuing alerts and updates about outages throughout the day, some of which were cited as early as Monday night. Zoom as Microsoft Teams has been affected.
Most interruptions started around 1
Companies affected include Bandwidth in Raleigh and Epic Games, the publisher of Fortnite.
The outage affected Internet and cloud providers, as well as major sites such as Google and Facebook. Amazon’s Web Services department provides support for a wide range of online services. The company stated that its network is not the source of the problem, and that the connection problems of its Amazon Web Services customers were resolved at about 12:45 pm after an hour and a half. Google said it has not found any problems with its services and is investigating.
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The Internet strike hit the United States, hit various services, companies, and then eased