Comcasts Xfinity internet service (and others) seem to be a bit broken nationwide this morning

Having issues with Comcast this morning? You’re very much not alone.

Right around 10 am Pacific, we started insuring reports from both coasts that the internet had suddenly slackened to a halting. Certain sites would load just fine, but the vast majority( from Reddit to Facebook to TechCrunch) simply timed out. A bit more digging suggested that many people reporting issues were on Comcast’s Xfinity service.

Down Detector’s user-generated outage map indicates reports lighting up across the country

The same site shows a massive spike in reports just after 10 am Pacific.

Down Detector is also indicating a similar spike in reports for Level 3, one of the Tier 1 or “backhaul” providers. If they’re having issues, it’ll rippling out to many other ISPs, including Comcast.

Comcast has acknowledged the questions on their customer service account, saying “some” clients are having issues — but didn’t devote any insight as to what’s going on or any ETAs on when it’ll be fixed.

In other words: don’t bother resetting your router just yet. It doesn’t seem to be one of those problems.

Update :

Comcast says this is a matter with an “external network, ” and that they’re still investigating.

Update# 2 :

As of 12:40 pm Pacific, Comcast says the questions should now be fixed.

Level3 also sent me the following statement pinning the outage on a “configuration error” 😛 TAGEND

On Monday, Nov. 6, our network experienced a service interruption affecting some clients with IP-based services. The disruption was caused by a configuration mistake. We know how important these services are to our clients. Our technicians were able to restore service within approximately 90 minutes.

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