Comcast outage affecting business, residential customers

The communication casters have logged off

Above The communication casters have logged off. Image Credit Reuters Brendan McDermid

The Comcast Cares Twitter account said the fibers belonged to their "network backbone providers".

Zayo officials were not immediately available for comment. That was the case for many Comcast internet users today, with random outages popping up all over the nation.

Initially, Comcast had said a single "fiber cut" had been affecting its customers, as well as other providers.

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- Comcast and Xfinity customers around the country were being impacted by a nationwide outage Friday, impacting cable and internet service. The company is working to restore services.

According to the website downdetector.com, which tracks when "technology fails", Comcast is now failing its customers in and around New Jersey.

Our engineers are restoring services to business & residential internet, tv & voice customers.

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The Comcast NBC logo is shown on a building in Los Angeles, California, U.S. June 13, 2018. Customers in New York, San Francisco, Atlanta, Chicago, and a handful of others were not able to make or receive calls.

Comcast has confirmed it is working on major outages nationwide. "For many people, the internet is essentially their lifeline". Approximately 2 million businesses also rely on Comcast for communication services.

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