Charter Communications currently experiencing nationwide Internet outage

by The Daily Lede

Internet service for Charter Communications customers is currently down and has been nationwide for most of Saturday.

Internet monitoring website,, began receiving complaints of outages around 4:00 pm cdt.

Complaints were received throughout the evening on Facebook, Twitter and also on Charter’s own Twitter feed about a lack of service to subscribers.

Customer service representatives at Charter said their servers had been down since 5:30 pm Saturday.

The outage is, as of 1:40 am edt ongoing and no explanation from Charter has been given, although many posters on Twitter have suggested the problem may lie with Charter’s DNS which translates word-based Internet addresses to numerical IP addresses.

Some users have found success connecting through public DNS servers such as Google Public DNS and OpenDNS.

UPDATE:  Reports now that Internet in some parts of north Texas are functioning normally.