The following is an excerpt from April Glaser | December 18, 2017 | Slate.com |
Update, Dec. 19, 11:30 a.m: The outage maps on Downdetctor.com suggest that users of the backbone internet providers Level 3 and Cogent may still be suffering from slow connections in across major U.S. cities. According to the Internet Traffic Report, major metropolitan areas across the U.S. are suffering from slow traffic and response rates. The parent company of Level 3, Century Link, provided a statement Tuesday morning said that its network is operating normally and claims that Downdetector’s reports are not accurate. The original post from Dec. 18 is below.
Everyone has a sluggish Monday sometimes. This week it’s the turn of … what feels like the entire internet? Right now, two major backbone internet service providers, Level 3 and Cogent, appear to be suffering from massive outages and downgraded service, according to the ISP monitoring service Downdetector, which collects and analyses network status reports to determine early interruptions.
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