Widespread internet outages hit northeast US

Joanna Estrada
January 27, 2021

Users across the northeast USA reported widespread internet outages Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021.

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Users on retail trading platforms Charles Schwab Corp and Robinhood also reported operational problems in the market session for the second day in a row on Tuesday, according to Downdetector.com. The service interruptions were unrelated to a cut fiber in Brooklyn, New York, which caused problems for people in the area. Amazon Web Services' status page showed its service, which provides computing power to large swaths of the Internet, was operating normally. Verizon Fios internet customers reported they were having trouble, but other internet service providers were acting up, as well. That densely populated area includes key US government services as well as major financial companies such as Fidelity Investments.

"We didn't see it as a major issue", Gaspar said. 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.

According to reports, there were outages reported from Washington D.C.to MA.

Madory stated he didn't know if additional carriers were affected.

Disruptions to online providers are always a hassle, however, are becoming much more excruciating at some time which the pandemic is forcing millions of people to work at home and pupils to attend college remotely.

A complete list of companies and businesses impacted by the Internet outages can be found here. "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".

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