Internet outage hits multiple companies

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A widespread internet outage hit multiple companies Thursday afternoon and was resolved just before 1 p.m. EST.

Internet outage monitoring website DownDetector.com on Thursday showed connection failures impacting content delivery and cloud service company Akamai, which said the outage was not the result of a cyber attack.

Websites for Amazon, Google, Verizon, Delta, HBO Max, Airbnb, AT&T Fidelity, FedEx, UPS, Southwest Airlines, HomeDepot and others may have been impacted across the country and especially in major cities like New York City; Washington, D.C., and Chicago, according to DownDector.

Akamai told FOX Business it was experiencing a “service disruption” and later said it had “implemented a fix” for the issue just before 1 p.m.

“Based on current observations, the service is resuming normal operations,” a spokesperson said. “We will continue to monitor to ensure that the impact has been fully…

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