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Fiber cut leads to nationwide Comcast outage

Fiber cut leads to nationwide Comcast outage”

Comcast is dealing with a widespread outage of some of its services.

The outage started Friday morning and quickly spread to several cities, including New York, Philadelphia, Atlanta, San Francisco, Denver and Chicago, according to Downdetector.com, a site that monitors service outages.

A fiber cut to Comcast's large backbone networks caused a nationwide service outage for businesses and other customers. We're sure someone will get back to us sometime between 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., and we'll update this story when we hear back. It is now affecting our business and residential internet, video and voice customers.

The No. 1 cable provider is dealing with nationwide outages of its broadband, TV and voice services. Service in some sections of the country remained intact, but many large markets from coast to coast have been affected.

Comcast, one of the dominant telecom companies in the US with more than 29 million business and residential customers, said on social media that it was working to restore services to affected customers.



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