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Comcast phone outage across United States continues into second day

Phone lines to thousands of businesses across the U.S. that use Comcast’s Xfinity service are down, with most outages in the Pacific Northwest, California, Florida and the Northeast. The problems began at 8 a.m. Eastern.
Phone lines to thousands of businesses across the U.S. that use Comcast’s Xfinity service are down, with most outages in the Pacific Northwest, California, Florida and the Northeast. The problems began at 8 a.m. Eastern. Twitter

A massive outage has shut down landline phones to thousands of U.S. businesses using Comcast’s Xfinity service.

The outages are concentrated in California, Florida, the Pacific Northwest and the Northeast, according to DownDetector.com. Recent reports of problems also come from Chicago, Denver, Atlanta and Houston.

Comcast acknowledged the problems in a Twitter post at 1 p.m. Eastern Wednesday.

The problems began around 8 a.m. Eastern Wednesday, reported The Verge. The outage continued into Thursday as businesses continued to report problems.

Businesses across the nation reported phone line problems related to the outage.

Curtis Carroll, of West Sacramento, a digital antenna enthusiast, holds an RCA digital antenna as he demonstrates how to use one to get around the DirecTV blackout of KCRA Channel 3 in the Sacramento region.

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