Comcast said a router issue was to blame for a cable outage that left about 150,000 subscribers in Colorado unable to watch part of the Denver Broncos – Dallas Cowboys game on Sunday.
DirecTV said Monday morning that it had resolved a technical glitch which saw subscribers in several major markets lose access to local broadcast TV channels, including customers in New York, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Arkansas, Alabama, Illinois and Maine.
A glitch in Comcast's equipment that receives HD signals from broadcasters and transmits them to customers caused high-definition viewers in Chicago to miss out on watching part of the Chicago Blackhawks-Boston Bruins Stanley Cup finals game Saturday night.
T-Mobile USA acknowledged that its website and in-store computer systems were briefly out of commission this past Saturday, and the carrier cited demand from customers as the culprit, though it did not provide a specific explanation of what caused the system failures.
Time Warner Cable blamed an outage that left 800,000 of its digital telephone subscribers without service Sunday on a "technical issue."
TowerScan, which began as a summer intern project during the summer of 2011, has already become a key tool used by AT&T to assess the impact of tower outages on the actual customer experience.
AT&T said Thursday that it had restored U-verse to the "vast majority" of subscribers in Florida, Texas and other states impacted by an outage that began Monday.
AT&T said Tuesday afternoon that an outage that left subscribers in Texas, Florida and several other states without U-verse TV or high-speed Internet service was caused by "an issue with a server that supports U-verse."
Netflix had to be happy to ring out the old year and ring in the new--especially after the way the old year ended. First the streaming service suffered a major malfunction on Christmas Eve; then its DVD website started acting up on New Year's Eve.
Many Netflix subscribers settling in to watch (or avoid watching) holiday movies on Monday evening received an unpleasant surprise in the form of an error message saying that the service couldn't be accessed.