Households in several states were reported to have been affected by a widespread outage of Comcast Corp. CMCSA, +0.43% Xfinity services Tuesday. There were at least 54,000 reported outages at one point Tuesday morning, according to Downdetector, which broadly tracks user reports of service outages. “Earlier, some customers experienced intermittent service disruptions as a result of a network issue,” a Comcast spokesperson said in a statement. “We have addressed the issue and service is now restoring for impacted customers, as we continue to investigate the root cause.” Reports indicated that users in San Francisco, Chicago, Philadelphia, and other cities were ensnarled by the outage. Shares of Comcast are up 0.4% in Tuesday trading but they’ve declined 7.9% over the past three months as the S&P 500 SPX, -0.48% has risen 5.6%.
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