Widespread Internet Outage Affects Major Websites

Several major websites, including those of the British government, The New York Times, The Financial Times, The Guardian and Le Monde, were inaccessible for many users on Tuesday morning. According to Downdetector.com, which tracks internet disruptions, sites reporting problems also included Etsy, Hulu, PayPal, Reddit, Twitch and Twitter. Many of the affected sites appeared to have been restored after a little less than an hour. The outage was connected to Fastly, a provider of cloud computing services.

Widespread Internet Outages Hit Northeast U.S.

People posting on Twitter reported having issues connecting with various online services in the region stretching from Washington, D.C., to Boston. That densely populated area includes key U.S. government services as well as major financial companies such as Fidelity Investments.