FCC Vice Chairman: Company is reviewing stories of Web outages on the US East Coast

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Acting chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Jessica Rosenworcel, said Tuesday the telecommunications authority is examining reports of internet outages on the U.S. east coast making it difficult for some people to work or attend an online school.

Rosenworcel said on Twitter that the FCC's Public Safety and Security Bureau "is working to get to the bottom of the latest developments." Verizon (NYSE 🙂 spokesman Rich Young said the company is "aware of an issue affecting the quality of" its broadband service "across the Northeast Corridor. He added that Verizon had "already seen service levels restore".

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