Thanksgiving Day Xfinity Outage Affects Miami FL Area

About 30,000 Xfinity customers from west of West Miami to Miami Beach were thrown back in time to the radio and conversation era by a disruption that cost TV, Internet and telephone services.

A post on an account in Miami’s 33125 zip code said Xfinity was working to resolve the issue before 4:27 p.m., which would be right before kick-off for the second NFL game of the day, the Las Vegas Raiders in the Dallas. cowboys. A disturbance map showed disturbances spanning Miami-Dade County.

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Xfinity’s outage map, starting at 12:15 a.m. Thanksgiving Day. Some exclamation points represent 1,000 to 2,500 customers. Other exclamation points represent more than 2,500 customers. An Xfinity account in Little Havana

The outage struck around 11:30 a.m., when the traditional Thanksgiving broadcast of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade went to the first NFL game of the day, always hosted by the Detroit Lions. This likely caused some gatherings to navigate family and/or political minefields instead of drawing attention to the once again mournful Lions doing their annual version of the WKRP Turkey Drop.

This is an evolving story and will be updated as more is learned.

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For about 30,000 Xfinity customers, everything died around 11:30 a.m. DAVID J. NEAL

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Since 1989, David J. Neal’s domain at the Miami Herald has expanded to include writing about Panthers (NHL and FIU), dolphins, old school animation, food safety, fraud, naughty lawyers, bad doctors and all kinds of news. He drinks coladas whole. He doesn’t work on Indianapolis 500 Race Day.

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