People across the U.S. skilled some web downtime on Monday. The outage was temporary and repair has been restored.
The perpetrator was a configuration challenge from Level three, a telecommunications and web service supplier owned by CenturyLink. In an announcement to CNN Tech, CenturyLink stated a “configuration error” disrupted service and technicians restored service in 90 minutes.
CenturyLink (CTL) declined to present additional particulars.
Though Level three was chargeable for the problem, it affected different web suppliers like Comcast. That’s as a result of Level three’s infrastructure delivers content material for different web companies.
Comcast (CCV) stated the service disruption to its Xfinity web service has been resolved.
According to stories from Down Detector, a web site that displays web outages, Comcast and Level three connectivity was impacted nationwide starting round 10 a.m. Pacific.
Other web service suppliers together with Spectrum, Verizon, and AT&T confirmed a spike in connectivity points, too, although they weren’t as widespread. (AT&T has agreed to accumulate CNN’s mum or dad firm Time Warner, and the deal is pending regulatory approval.) It’s unclear if the spikes had been badociated to the Level three outage.
The web site doesn’t present numbers of individuals affected.
Following public complaints of widespread outages, rumors quickly circulated on-line that the outage was a coordinated hack of some type. But, as CenturyLink confirmed, it was a misconfiguration.
CenturyLink accomplished its acquisition of Level three earlier this month.
CNNMoney (San Francisco) First printed November 6, 2017: 5:21 PM ET