Comcast customers are suffering through an outage that impacted business and residential Internet, video and voice service, the company said Friday afternoon. The cause: a fiber cut that Comcast believes affects other providers as well.
"We identified two separate and unrelated fiber cuts to our network backbone providers. Our engineers worked to address the issue immediately and services are now being restored to business and residential Internet, video and voice customers. We again apologize to anyone who was impacted," the company said in an email statement to Light Reading Executive Editor Mitch Wagner.
Despite the seriousness of the outage -- which has hit such major metro areas as Seattle, San Francisco, Chicago, Philadelphia and New York, among others -- some social media wags had fun at the expense of Comcast, Wagner reports.
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Through a partnership with Additiv, the service provider delivers an OTT-like cloud-based offering that allows financial institutions to gain digital transformation without ripping and replacing mainframe legacy systems.
County Broadband, 10-year-old former WISP that focused on fixed wireless, now concentrates solely on gigabit fiber, courtesy of a £46 million infusion from Aviva Investors – and the financial firm's desire to find a long-term investment vehicle to fund clients' pensions.
On July 12, the FCC said it will discuss one-touch make-ready at its August general meeting. That same day, Clearfield announced general availability of a common fiber distribution panel designed for use in every fiber deployment.
We will explore several fiber network environments, common vulnerabilities, and the business impact of failures. Fiber networks are typically a combination of owned and leased fiber. Learn how to reduce MTTR by up to 60% when an event occurs and how to detect degradation before it generates a service impact. Fiber monitoring of leased fiber helps ensure that the responsible party is dispatched for repair and SLAs can be managed. We will discuss both in service and out of service monitoring. Learn about the opportunities to improve business results in the following environments:
Hyperscale datacenters- the business need for near 100% uptime
5G small cell combined with leased fiber - ensuring the SLA for leased fiber
Long haul and Metro dark and lit fiber monitoring - reducing MTTR and preventing damage
FTTX construction and service activation in the access or MSO network - accelerating time to revenue
In this insightful Light Reading radio show, Kurt Raaflaub, Head of Strategic Solutions Marketing, will outline the key service provider challenges, deployment considerations, next-gen Gigabit technologies, and service models to win market share in the rapidly growing MDU market.