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Widespread Comcast Outage in Fairlington

Comcast logoUpdate at 1 p.m. — Service has been restored to affected Comcast customers in Arlington, a company spokeswoman tells ARLnow.com. “We are very sorry about that, we know that our customers do rely on our products,” she said. The outage was caused by a “fiber cut during maintenance overnight.”

Residents throughout Arlington’s Fairlington neighborhood area were left without their Comcast TV and internet service this morning.

There are also reports of residents and businesses that don’t have Comcast service down the hill in Shirlington. (There was another Comcast outage reported in Shirlington yesterday.)

The company has told customers that they expect service to be restored later today, perhaps by noon.

Fairlington is one of the last Arlington neighborhoods without Verizon FiOS service, which competes with Comcast elsewhere in the county. Meanwhile, Arlington County has been granting Comcast temporary extensions on its cable franchise agreement since 2013 while the two sides negotiate a new long-term agreement.

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