Verizon Fios, the corporate’s fiber optic community, seems to be experiencing outages in lots of areas on the US East Coast.
There are greater than 22,000 person reviews of issues with Verizon on Downdetector, and there look like hotspots on Downdetector’s outage map for Verizon in Boston, New York Metropolis, Washington, DC, and extra. A couple of Verge staffers are experiencing outages as properly.
Many individuals on Twitter are also reporting points with their Fios service. Verizon’s assist account has replied to some people reporting issues, saying that it has been “knowledgeable of a possible outage within the space.” The account additionally mentioned there was a fiber cut in Brooklyn, which may very well be the reason for the problems for some.
We’ve got been knowledgeable of a possible outage within the space and our technicians are working to resolve as rapidly as attainable. You might go to https://t.co/MFnsE6wLnF for updates as soon as the difficulty is confirmed.
— Verizon Help (@VerizonSupport) January 26, 2021
Individuals have additionally reported points with Google, Zoom, Gmail, and extra on Downdetector, however the reviews look like coming from the identical locations which can be experiencing issues with Fios. Google and Zoom’s standing pages aren’t displaying any outages, so it’s attainable issues with these providers on the East Coast are tied to the Fios outage.
We’ve requested Verizon to remark, and the corporate says it’s wanting into it now.