Worldwide Internet problems as Google experiences network congestions

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Large parts of the internet appear to have broken, seemingly because of an issue at Google.

The Independent reports that websites and services including GSuite, YouTube and Snapchat stopped working properly, with tens of thousands of users complaining about the problems.

The issues lasted for more than an hour before Google claimed to have located the issue and said it had been fixed.

“We are experiencing high levels of network congestion in the eastern USA, affecting multiple services in Google Cloud, G Suite and YouTube,” a note on Google’s page reads. “Users may see slow performance or intermittent errors. We believe we have identified the root cause of the congestion and expect to return to normal service shortly.”

˘Via The Independent

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