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Global internet interruption impacts Kern County and California

Posted at 7:46 AM, Aug 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-30 13:11:36-04

If you’re waking up this morning finding that a lot of the services you use on the internet are not working, don’t worry, it’s not just you. Earlier this morning, an outage with CenturyLink has interrupted services for many across the world.

Century Link shared the following statement on their Twitter account regarding the issue:
"Our technicians are working to resolve an IP outage. Ensuring the reliability of our services is our top priority. We will provide regular updates on our progress."

CenturyLink offers internet, television, phone and home security services. Television service is offered through satelite provider DirecTV or over the internet (IPTV) under the Prism TV brand. CenturyLink serves homes and businesses in 37 states.

When many people woke up this morning, they found my abode security system to be disconnected from Wi-Fi and connected to its LTE connection. They quickly noticed that they had several other services that didn’t seem to be working when connected to Wi-Fi.

Initially thought it was something with my local internet providers, but as the rest of the US began waking up, it became clear that the outage was widespread. Downdetector is reporting issues with Spectrum, Zoom, Amazon, Starbucks, Chase, GoDaddy, Venmo, and countless others.

We will keep you posted on when internet services across the world.