Earlier today, a large part of the eastern US experienced an internet outage. ⚡
Some internet company made changes to its network without testing them first, and the changes accidentally sent too much traffic through its peering system.
The outage reached a tipping point around noon. Companies like Verizon and Comcast got heated complaints, although users realized the outage even affected Google, Zoom, and Slack.
By late afternoon, the issue appeared to be resolved. But we’re sure nobody’s work day was affected, right?