Updates: Techs continue to work on CenturyLink, Verizon outages growing across Colorado
December 27, 2018
Technicians continue to work Friday on widespread internet issues that started Thursday morning and affected much of the country, including Pitkin County and large portions of Colorado.
CenturyLink, which was one of a number of companies experiencing outages, tweeted Friday morning that they continue to work on the problem and are making progress.
Their crews, as well as Verizon, Netflix, Twitter, Snapchat and others experienced outages across parts of the United States and Europe.
We are seeing good progress, but our service restoration work is not complete. Our teams are continuing their efforts to resolve these issues and we will continue to provide updates throughout the day.
— CenturyLink (@CenturyLink) December 28, 2018
At approximately 1:54 a.m. MST Thursday, reports of internet outages were starting to come in from CenturyLink customers in a handful of states across the country, with the highest concentration coming from customers in Illinois and Wisconsin.
Within six hours, the outage had spread across most of the continental U.S., including Colorado.
— Outage.Report (@ReportOutage) December 28, 2018
By 10:25 a.m., the outage has covered most areas of the country.
As the #centurylinkoutage hashtag goes viral, the internet service provider was not alone in the outage reports.
Verizon, DirecTV, Facebook, Instagram and Netflix all reported widespread outages starting Thursday morning. Xfinity also reported widespread outages.