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Verizon suffers yet another nationwide data outage

Losing network access seems to be a common occurrence for Verizon Wireless customers these days. They woke up to yet another nationwide data outage this morning.

The outage, which affected the carrier’s 3G and 4G LTE data networks, drove subscribers to Verizon’s technical support board and support Twitter account. Verizon hasn’t yet divulged the cause of the outage, but now it seems service is slowly being restored, Engadget reports. (Above, Verizon’s LTE network coverage in the North East.)

Verizon suffered a similar outage for its LTE network earlier this month, as well as back in April. Network outages are a fact of life for practically every service, but for Verizon they could severely tarnish the reputation of its LTE network.

The carrier was the first in the country to roll out LTE, and it has by far the most coverage. But since it’s a fairly young network, Verizon needs to make sure that any problems are fixed quickly — otherwise consumers will wonder if LTE is worth the extra cost.

The 4G technology is already causing issues with some consumers due to its heavy battery usage. Verizon certainly doesn’t need more problems with its LTE experience.


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