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Major internet outage affects airlines, retailers, finance

Akamai Technologies, an internet infrastructure company, said it may be the reason for the problem and has “implemented a fix.”
The internet tracker Downdetector listed a host of commercial websites affected by a widespread outage Thursday.
The internet tracker Downdetector listed a host of commercial websites affected by a widespread outage Thursday. [ Downdetector ]
Published Jul. 22
Updated Jul. 22

A widespread internet outage traced to a major infrastructure company hit commercial websites Thursday, affecting companies from Amazon to UPS.

The internet tracking company Downdetector reported the first outages at 11:48 and listed airlines, retailers and finance companies as among those affected.

Akamai Technologies tweeted that it may be the reason for the outage and followed with a message at 12:47 p.m.: “We have implemented a fix for this issue, and based on current observations, the service is resuming normal operations. We will continue to monitor to ensure that the impact has been fully mitigated.”

This is a developing story. Stay with tampabay.com for updates.