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Comcast, the country's largest broadband provider and one of the largest pay-TV providers had a nationwide outage of some services on Friday.
The Philadelphia-based company said it was known on Friday afternoon that some of its US TV, broadband and telephone customers were affected.  "A cut in a vital fiber at one of its big network partners.
"One of Comcast's big backbone network partners had a fiber-optic cut that we believe has impacted other vendors and is currently affecting our business and residential Internet, video and voice customers work to restore the services as soon as possible, "said Comcast in a statement on Twitter .
Customers in Philadelpha, Baltimore, and elsewhere on the East Coast reported failure of the Internet and Video service on Twitter and on internet monitoring site Downdetector.com, where outage reports started ET arriving shortly after 12.30pm.
Other reports of Comcast customer outages from Seattle, San Francisco and Atlanta to Downdetector.com. CNBC, a network within Comcast's own NBC Universal, first reported the outage.
Comcast had no esti The time in which the service should be fully restored.
Comcast is one of the country's largest pay-TV providers with more than 22 million subscribers and the largest broadband provider with more than 26 million subscribers Subscribers According to Leichtman Research Group. The company also offers broadband and video to more than 2 million companies [FollowUSATODAYreporterMikeSnideronTwitter: @ MikeSnider
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