Comcast’s Xfinity internet service (and others) seem to be a bit broken...

Comcast’s Xfinity internet service (and others) seem to be a bit broken nationwide this morning

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Having issues with Comcast this morning? You’re very much not alone.

Right around 10 am Pacific, we started seeing reports from both coasts that the internet had suddenly slowed to a halt. Certain sites would load just fine, but the vast majority (from Reddit to Facebook to TechCrunch) simply timed out. A bit more digging suggested that many people reporting issues were on Comcast’s Xfinity service.

Down Detector’s user-generated outage map shows reports lighting up across the country

The same site shows a massive spike in reports just after 10 am Pacific.

Down Detector is also showing a similar spike in reports for Level 3, one of the Tier 1 or “backhaul” providers. If they’re having issues, it’ll ripple out to many other ISPs, including Comcast.

Comcast has acknowledged the issue on their customer service account, saying “some” customers are having issues — but didn’t give any insight as to what’s going on or any ETAs on when it’ll be fixed.

In other words: don’t bother resetting your router just yet. It doesn’t seem to be one of those problems.

Update:

Comcast says this is an issue with an “external network,” and that they’re still investigating.

Update #2:

As of 12:40pm Pacific, Comcast says the issues should now be fixed.

Level3 also sent me the following statement pinning the outage on a “configuration error”:

On Monday, Nov. 6, our network experienced a service disruption affecting some customers with IP-based services. The disruption was caused by a configuration error. We know how important these services are to our customers. Our technicians were able to restore service within approximately 90 minutes.

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