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Using the internet is almost a cornerstone for most Americans. On Oct. 27, 2020, numerous internet sites reported having issues. Comcast experienced fluctuations with internet service during the past 24 hours, according to Downdetector. Most of their concerns are internet-based, however, some people reported problems watching television.
Cox Communications is another internet service reporting disruptions. Most patrons are only seeing issues if they live on the West Coast or Central North American regions.
Even Google has reported they are having issues with their servers. They reported about half of their users were having problems logging onto the site. They also reported their search engines had either stopped working or were running slowly.
Twitter and Yahoo users began submitting reports around 12:00 p.m. EST. A few people reported issues with their apps and logging into the site.
One Twitter user reported they were seeing “content not available” on every photograph and video. AOL and Zoom users have also reported experiencing issues with their websites.
A lot of people have noticed these issues are becoming more frequent as the 2020 Presidential Election day nears. Are the two things connected? This has yet to be discovered. However, it has not stopped people from speculating.
According to the ThousandEyes website, there have been at least 44 different types of outages reported. These outages are felt worldwide in at least 25 different locations. If a website or application is not working correctly, providers asking customers to contact them.
Written by Sheena Robertson
Edited by Sheree Bynum and Cathy Milne-Ware
ThousandEyes: Internet Outages Map
Downdetector: Outage History
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