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UPDATE: Comcast tweeted at 12:38 p.m. PT, saying that issues should be resolved for almost all customers.

CenturyLink-owned Level 3, also tweeted this:

Original story: Spotty internet connections affected numerous people in the Seattle area and across the country on Monday morning.

Just after 10 a.m. PT, users across the Seattle region — including several GeekWire staffers — reported slow internet speeds. Some folks had a connection, but couldn’t access specific sites or apps.

People outside of Washington were also reporting issues.

DownDetector.com noted widespread outages for Comcast customers across the country. Here’s a look at 11 a.m. PT:

Comcast addressed the “issues” in a series of tweets — judging by the responses, and the #comcastoutage hashtag, people aren’t happy.

Some people opted to use a VPN or Google’s public DNS as a way to regain full connection.

A CenturyLink spokesperson said the only outage in Washington was a small phone line problem in Silverdale, Wash.

We’ve followed up with Comcast to learn more about the outages and will update this post when we hear back.

Some folks used the problem to talk about municipal broadband, one of the main topics debated by Seattle’s mayoral candidates.

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