- A giant internet outage, due to an issue at major telecommunications company CenturyLink, wiped out 3.5% of global internet traffic on Sunday.
- The outage affected web giants including Amazon and Hulu as well as individual internet users.
- The outage began at 6 a.m. Eastern and ended around 11 a.m. Eastern.
CenturyLink, a major telecommunications company, experienced a giant outage on Sunday that impacted internet users across the US. The issue, which the company says has since been resolved, caused global internet traffic to drop 3.5%, according to the internet company Cloudflare.
The outage began at about 6 a.m. Eastern and affected individual users as well as internet-based services like Hulu, Chase, Xbox Live, Discord, and Amazon. Connection was restored about five hours later, at around 11 a.m. Eastern.
The outage comes at a time when Americans are relying on internet access more than ever. Since the start of the COVID-19