U.S. carriers, apps and others hit by massive outage in the Northeast

U.S. carriers, apps and others hit by massive outage in the Northeast
According to DownDetector, many of the wireless industries biggest stars are down today. The website shows that it has received complaints from customers of Verizon, Comcast, AT&T, Amazon, Google, Snapchat, Sprint, T-Mobile and more. The image at the top of this page is Verizon's outage map that shows where the nation's largest carrier is having issues.

The problems started at around 7 am EDT this morning and are affecting mobile communications in the Northeastern United States, parts of Texas and southern California. Cities where service is disrupted include Philadelphia, New York City, Washington, Brooklyn, Denver, Baltimore, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Portland, Houston, Dallas, and Alexandria.

The outage appears to be due to a problem with networking company Cloudflare. The firm says that it has identified a route leak that impacted service and has been working to fix the issue. Over 16 million sites use Cloudflare, so an outage there is bound to create chaos online.


Some of the outages started clearing up before 9 am, but it would seem that based on the most recent information, the four major U.S. carriers are still experiencing problems. We have requested more information from T-Mobile, Sprint, and Verizon and as soon as we hear back from them, we will let you know. Google did inform us that all of its systems are now "operating properly."


This is a developing story and will be updated throughout the day.

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12 Comments

1. baldilocks

Posts: 1486; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

Iranian hackers..

2. emvxl

Posts: 140; Member since: Sep 29, 2009

I was going to say as well

3. Mike88

Posts: 227; Member since: Mar 05, 2019

The anti national Truump mission

4. technut

Posts: 137; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

"The four major U.S. carriers are still experiencing problems." -Huawei

5. Jphones

Posts: 256; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Ha Russia practicing fire next year bulls**t.

6. NoDialtone212

Posts: 11; Member since: Oct 23, 2018

Maybe verizon shut down ICE phone lines

7. LAgurl

Posts: 84; Member since: Dec 05, 2018

Somebody put on Facebook that Ice was here in East Los √Āngeles California the other day and that post got around . I went there and it was EMPTY at 1pm and some stores were closed LOL which that never ever happens! And i mean literally empty and some stores closed . And we're was ice? Nowhere to be found haha

8. oldskool50

Posts: 962; Member since: Mar 29, 2019

It's Russia!!!!!! They are testing taking down America' telecommunications systems. They are gonna EMP this whole country and take out all telecommunications, preventing any way for the military to coordinate a plan of attack, while Russia is already attacking us from the East cost first. Trump is the reason this is happening. Haha. Since he likes blaming Obama and Hilary for everything.

9. PHYCLOPSH

Posts: 650; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

I reside in southern California's inland empire and was impacted by this. I use AT&T and seriously, this morning I got absolutely no service for about 3 hours. I even removed my sim tray and rebooted the phone several times. I figured my wife must've been on a bad PMS trip and disconnected my phone or something, but as I was about to head home to check up with her my service was restored, so I just shrugged it off.

10. RocketDoc

Posts: 15; Member since: Jul 24, 2018

Apparently DQE, a subsidiary of public electric utility Duquesne Light that provides commercial fiber connections, misconfigured its routing to send a subset of addresses through itself and steel firm Allegheny Technologies, from which Verizon erroneously picked up the misrouting and propagated it to Cloudflare and many other major DNS providers. Allegheny was unable to cope with the traffic and became a black hole until the correct routing propagated through the chain of connections.

11. cheetah2k

Posts: 2198; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Russia strikes back!

12. Godlymansean

Posts: 332; Member since: Apr 14, 2017

Y'all are wild with ya theories lmao

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