“Vandalism” Cuts Spectrum Service to North Brooklyn

“Vandalism” Cuts Spectrum Service to North Brooklyn

NORTH BROOKLYN – Spectrum internet went down in North Brooklyn overnight on Friday, September 15th, leaving residents without connectivity—or real answers—for hours.

Somewhere around 1:00 am, customers began to report losing internet service from Spectrum.

The problems persisted throughout the morning, with the company announcing an “outage due to vandalism,” but details remained unclear.

A vandalism outage in Queens over the summer was eventually linked to a striking cable technician who cut internet cables.

Local Union, No. 3 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) has been on strike against Spectrum since the spring.

Spectrum tweeted their awareness of the problem by 8:30 am, but couldn’t give an ETA on when service would be restored:

On downdetector.com, a site that tracks service interruptions, trackers showed a massive spike in reports to the internet company.

A massive spike in reports made to Spectrum (Screenshot via downdetector.com)
Internet outages in North Brooklyn (Screenshot via downdetector.com)

An info-map revealed a cloud of red outages over northwest Brooklyn.

Areas in central and southern Brooklyn were unaffected by outages.

Internet users began to report restoration of service around noon on Friday.