"Cut-cut fiber optic lines are blamed for Internet outages reported by Comcast customers coast-to-coast on Friday.
" We identified two separate and disconnected fiber links to our backbone providers, "he said Comcast Friday after customers from its Internet service provider, Xfinity, reported far-reaching disruptions.
"Our engineers were working to address the problem immediately, and services are now rediscovering for corporate, consumer and home Internet, video and voice customers Comcast then identified the affected providers as CenturyLink Inc and Zayo Group Holdings Inc., telecommunications companies that maintain Comcast customer-owned infrastructure, Reuters reports.
June works normally, we have two isolated fiber cuts in No rth Carolina experienced some customers who did not themselves cause the problems that were experienced by other pros Vider. At the time, our technicians are working to restore the service, "said CenturyLink in a statement.
" Zayo used to experience a fiber break in New York area. We immediately sent our local team, which quickly restored the cut. All affected services in the area have been restored, "Zayo spokesman told CNET.
Comcast is currently boasting about 25 million Internet customers in the US The number of those affected was not immediately known