Published: Mon, June 03, 2019
Money | By Ethel Goodwin

YouTube and Google services interrupted by network congestion

YouTube and Google services interrupted by network congestion

The US has been apparently affected the most, according to user reports. Google's Cloud Computing Engine and Cloud Networking services began experiencing issues as of 4 p.m. ET, according to the status page on company's website.

Here are some of the best tweets from the Great Google Cloud Outage of June 2019.

In fact, nearly all of Google's services suite is potentially affected according to the the current statuses listed on the G Suite Status Dashboard. Even Apple admitted it uses Google Cloud for its iCloud storage services, The Verge reports. The issue could also be tied to a Level 3 outage, which appears to overlap with the timing. It appears the East Coast is affected the most, but the issue has been reported throughout the U.S.

Google is reporting that Google Cloud is experiencing an outage thanks to "high levels of network congestion in the eastern U.S.".

However, other Google services experiencing connectivity problems elsewhere in the world, including YouTube, were still accessible in tests conducted by iTnews and other users.

"Users may see slow performance or intermittent errors", the company said in a statement around 2 p.m. PT.

YouTube, Google Cloud and G Suite services are affected, but Google said it believed it had identified the cause of the congestion and expected normal service to resume shortly.

The Google outage was perceived as a solid sign of an impending Doomsday - or breakage of the whole internet, at least.

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