Verizon says it has mounted a serious outage that appeared to have an effect on Georgia and components of Florida. Wi-fi prospects reported they couldn’t make calls, connect with knowledge service, or ship and obtain textual content messages for hours.

“This afternoon there was a fiber problem that brought on a community disruption for some prospects in Georgia,” Verizon spokesperson Karen Schulz stated in a press release to The Verge. “Our engineers labored to determine the difficulty and repair has since been restored.”

Outages are primarily affecting prospects in Georgia.
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In keeping with Down Detector, reviews of connectivity issues began round 2PM ET, with points principally reported in Georgia. Judging by Down Detector’s knowledge, reviews of outages began slowly declining round 3:30PM ET after which tapered off simply earlier than 6PM ET.

The outage affected companies who use Verizon’s providers and doubtlessly even calls to 911. As reported by the Savannah-based information station WJCL, it appeared that some counties in southeastern Georgia took precautions when it got here to emergency calls — Chatham County officers stated emergency calls weren’t affected, whereas Bulloch County suggested individuals to make use of landlines to name 911.

Replace February 14th 6:15PM ET: Up to date to mirror that the outage has been mounted, and added new assertion from a Verizon spokesperson.

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