Verizon Fios fiber cut causes Internet outage in Northeastern US

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Verizon Fios is experiencing an Internet outage making it impossible to access many websites after a fiber connection was cut in Brooklyn.

Starting at approximately 11:00 AM EST, Verizon Fios users found they were no longer able to access popular services, such as Google, Slack, Microsoft Teams, Azure, and even Verizon's own website and My verizon app to check for known outages. [...]
Update 1/26/21 12:28PM: A fiber cut in Brooklyn is causing the outage with no estimated time of repair. Verizon suggests using the My Fios for outage updates, but the outage is causing the app not to work.
There is a fiber cut in Brooklyn. We have no ETR, as of yet. You can use the MY Fios app for updates. *EAG
— Verizon Support (@VerizonSupport) January 26, 2021
BleepingComputer has reached out to Verizon with questions about the outage and has not heard back yet. This is a developing story.
 
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