Verizon experiencing another data outage [UPDATED]

Alex Wagner
Editorial Director of News and Content from  Omaha, NE
| December 28, 2011

Verizon Wireless coverage map

The month of December hasn't been kind to Verizon and its network, as the carrier has run into data outages twice in the past few weeks. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like the tail end of the month is going to be much better, as numerous reports of another Verizon service outage have begun popping up this afternoon. Data problems have already been reported in both New York City and Chicago, and a quick check of my Galaxy Nexus here in Omaha, Neb., shows no 4G LTE connectivity and intermittent 3G.

It's a bit of a bummer to see Verizon hit with another data outage this month, especially just as the holidays are wrapping up and many users are likely enjoying some new data-hungry toys. We've yet to hear word on the outage from Verizon, but as usual, we'll keep you updated as we learn more. Until then, let us know in the comments how Verizon is doing where you are.

UPDATE: Verizon has sent out a statement addressing the outage. The carrier says that 3G devices are operating normally, but that it's "investigating reports" of 4G LTE outages. The full statement:

"We are investigating reports of some customers experiencing trouble accessing the 4G LTE network. The network itself continues to operate and all customers continue to be able to make calls, send text messages and utilize data services. 3G devices are operating normally."

UPDATE 2: Verizon has announced that the 4G LTE issue was resolved overnight and reiterated that 3G was unaffected by the outage. How's everything in your neck of the woods?

Via The Verge, VZWnews