The American multinational telecommunications group AT&T is facing a huge shutdown in the United States. Interruption made it difficult for AT&T users to make or receive calls with AT&T or any other network of the USA. Some subscribers have also reported problems connecting to the Internet. According to reports, AT & T's services are currently in California, Houston, Miami, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Dallas, Mountain View, New York and other parts of the United States.
The company has not issued any statement regarding the shutdown. The problem is widespread, causing frustration among AT&T subscribers who express their anger on Facebook and Twitter.
AT&T downtime is exacerbated by the fact that users are calling AT&T support lines and the 611 is unable to proceed due to downtime.
At this point, only local and long distance telephony services and mobile services appeared to be affected by this interruption, while Broadband Internet services appear to be functioning properly. However, some users seem to have had trouble browsing the Internet.
For the uninitiated, AT&T offers local and long distance telephone services, broadband internet and mobile services to individuals and businesses. AT&T has almost national wireless coverage. Internet and local telephone services are available in selected areas and use DSL or Fiber (Uverse) technology.
The interruption comes after the mass interruption of the Internet on October 21 caused by a DDoS attack on the DNS provider, Dyn. The DDoS attack descended on Internet across the Western and Eastern United States, preventing users from linking to websites such as Twitter, Spotify, Reddit, etc.
The shutdown could also worry investors as AT&T and Time Warner merge to form one major telecommunications company.
We are also expecting new developments in the case, which seems to have taken on large dimensions.