East Coast Internet Outage Leaves Users Struggling To Get Online

Big Internet outages hit the East Coast, causing issues for Verizon, Zoom, Slack, Gmail

Brooklyn fiber cut appears to cause East Coast Verizon FiOS outage

Verizon Fios is experiencing an Internet outage making it impossible to access many websites after a fiber connection was cut in Brooklyn.

The outage affected internet and cloud providers as well as major sites such as Google and Facebook.

Amazon, whose services department powers a broad ranges of services that are online, signaled its network is not the origin of the issue. "We didn't observe any problems on our network, or any impact to the performance of our services related to the issue reported earlier today", the spokesperson said. It said its services were operating normally. Amazon Web Services reported it was "investigating connectivity issues with an internet provider, mainly affecting the East Coast of the United States, outside of the AWS Network". Observers said the appointment was likely to mean a competitive approach to China.Earlier on Saturday, Austin also spoke with British Secretary of State for Defence Ben Wallace and they "exchanged views on confronting strategic issues of mutual interest, including the Covid-19 response, concerns from a rising China, threats from Russian Federation and ongoing operations in Iraq and Afghanistan", according to the Pentagon.

At Galvin Middle School in Wakefield, Massachusetts, a suburb north of Boston, teachers sent students pen-and-paper assignments if there were internet problems, said Trish Dellanno, reached at the school by phone. He reported a 12% drop in traffic volume to Verizon.

Madory said he did not yet know if other carriers were impacted. "Stay patient and do best you can". It's out of our control.

"There is a fiber cut, and it has been reported, our technicians are aware; therefore' working to resolve it as soon as possible. They're going old school". Verizon Fios customers started reporting the issue around 11 a.m. ET and by noon, more than 20,000 people were without internet, according to Down Detector.

"If Outlook works but YouTube doesn't, whose fault is it?"

This story has been revised to correct the spelling of the network monitoring company Kentik.

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