Google Fiber suffers outage in Kansas City during World Series Game 1

Google Fiber (NASDAQ: GOOG) hit a foul ball during game one of the World Series as the service provider's 1 Gbps FTTH network suffered an outage in Kansas City, Mo.

The service provider's Internet and TV services went down last night in the city, one of the first to get its FTTH services.

"We're so sorry about the outage in KC," said the Google Fiber team in a tweet last night. "We know it couldn't have happened at a worse time, and we're working as quickly as we can to fix it."

A Google Fiber spokesperson told FierceTelecom that it had restored service around 10:15 local time last night. 

"On Tuesday night, some Google Fiber customers in Kansas City experienced a service outage," a Google Fiber spokesperson said in an e-mail to FierceTelecom. "With the World Series playing, we know this was an important night for Kansas Citians, and we're sorry for the interruption. Our teams worked quickly to fix the issue, restoring service for most people within the hour."

Google Fiber wasn't the only thing that disrupted consumer's viewing of the World Series as Fox, who was carrying the game last night.

The network's nationwide broadcast feed faced a number of its own disruptions. It was forced to patch in the international feed presented by MLB Network / MLBAM.

For more:
- The Verge has this article

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