Numerous media reports citing the website downdetector.com -- which uses social media posts to extrapolate the size and location of communications and utility services -- indicated there were phone and internet outages on the East Coast and in California.
Representatives for Verizon and AT&T could not be reached, but according to published reports, company representatives said they were not aware of any problems.
According to a report from ABC affiliate WWAY in Wilmington, N.C., some East Coast customers experienced internet and phone outages as the result of a fiber cable being cut. The report cited representatives of Spectrum cable and DirecTV as saying technical teams had restored power later in the day.
This article was written by a staff member of TheStreet.