Comcast restores service after massive Presidents Day outage

Comcast (NASDAQ: CMCSA) says its services are back online after a Presidents Day outage that covered much of its footprint.

Starting Monday morning, the operator's customers reported broadband and TV service interruptions in cities including Philadelphia, Chicago, New York, Washington D.C., Seattle, Denver, San Francisco and parts of Florida.

At 1:22 p.m. EST Monday, the MSO released a statement saying that almost all of its services had been restored. The company said the outage stemmed from a problem with its Denver operations. 

"We have repaired the temporary network interruption that impacted some of our services this morning. Our engineers continue to work on this issue and almost all services have already been restored," the company said on its website.

The outage comes three months after an electrical fire at a Comcast headend plant in Fresno, Calif., took down Internet, TV and telephone service across the central part the state.

In 2014, a DNS issue caused widespread disruption on the West Coast of Comcast Internet and VOD service.

Comcast ended up issuing $5 refunds to customers affected by that outage.

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