Verizon Internet Outage Disrupts Usage in Northeast
By Dave Sebastian
Verizon Communications Inc. said a fiber cut in Brooklyn, N.Y.,
has caused an outage of its service, with users of several
applications reporting problems accessing services.
Network engineers writing on public message boards reported
trouble reaching Verizon Communications from around 11:30 a.m.
Eastern Time Tuesday through the early afternoon. The lapse
affected customers around New York, Philadelphia and Washington,
A Verizon spokesman said the company was "aware of an issue
impacting the quality of Fios service throughout the Northeast
corridor" and said network technicians were working to find its
Users of several applications reported problems accessing
services in what seemed to be a result of widespread internet
outage on the East Coast.
Several Twitter users reported problems with services on
Google's Gmail, Slack Technologies Inc., Zoom Video Communications
Inc. and Amazon Web Services.
At 12:20 Eastern, Amazon Web Services said on its status page
that it was "investigating connectivity issues with an internet
provider, mainly affecting the East Coast of the United States,
outside of the AWS Network."
Zoom's status page noted degraded performance across much of its
Google and Slack's status pages showed no current problems. A
Slack spokesman said the platform "is currently up and
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(END) Dow Jones Newswires
January 26, 2021 13:44 ET (18:44 GMT)
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