A major Verizon Wireless cellular outage impacting Michigan customers across the state for a good portion of Wednesday has ended. Service interruptions began at around 10:45am in the southern lower peninsula, with numerous customers reporting their service working intermittently.
Verizon said Wednesday afternoon that the outage was the result of a cut fiber optic cable and that engineers were working to repair the issue. Verizon announced shortly before 6pm that service had been restored.
At 9pm Wednesday, Down Detector's outage map
showed hat interruptions had occurred from Grand Rapids to Flint, and from Detroit to the upper peninsula, near Escanaba -- an even greater impact than earlier in the day.
Customers in Chicago and Madison Wisconsin were also affected.
The highest concentration of service outage reports appears to have been from the Lansing and Jackson areas.