Verizon confirms outages across Georgia, metro Atlanta

Published: Sep. 6, 2023 at 4:20 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 6, 2023 at 5:14 PM EDT
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ATLANTA, Ga. (Atlanta News First) - Users are reporting outages of Verizon’s cell phone service in and around Atlanta. received a spike in reports of outages around 3:55 p.m. About half of reports were about mobile phone service, while 30% were about home internet.

By 4:15 p.m. Downdetector had received more than 20,000 reports.

Verizon confirmed an outage in Georgia to Atlanta News First and said in part that “multiple simultaneous hardware failures led to an interruption in service.”

Verizon said in a social media post that the outage had been restored just after 5 p.m.

“Our engineers have identified the issue, fixed the issue, and service is restored,” they told us.

Return to Atlanta News First for updates on this developing story.