Comcast deals with widespread outage

Comcast says it's experiencing a major service outage Friday after a networking partner suffered a cut in its fiber. It's unclear what caused the problems in the first place, with speculation ranging from fiber cuts to DDOS attacks.

A massive outage is affecting Comcast customers across the country. There were also scattered reports of outages at Internet Service Providers. "We apologize for the inconvenience".

San Francisco-based Network monitoring and intelligence firm ThousandEyes began seeing network issues across the Net beginning about 12:15 p.m. ET.

Representatives for Comcast didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

Many internet users beyond Comcast's own 25 million subscriber base were affected, too, according to ThousandEyes.

A backbone network is a type of infrastructure that helps connect different computer networks.

Comcast said Friday it was restoring cable services after a widespread outage impacted customers across the U.S. Your internet use could change as "net neutrality" endsComcast's verified Twitter account replied to some users complaining about a lack of service.

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