Are you an Italian experiencing a telecommunications blackout? You may not be alone. Network data from NetBlocks shows that internet service across Italy was disrupted on Sunday in what is being reported to be stemming from leading operator Telecom Italia.
NetBlocks’ real-time network data shows that national connectivity plunged from around 100% to 26% this morning. Another internet disruption tracking website shows a heatmap of the outages that appear to be nationwide.
The hashtag #TIMdown began trending on Twitter, with people from all over Italy reporting issues with their internet connection. Some users reported that the outage lasted for several hours, while others said that their connection was still down.
A spokesperson for Telecom Italia has not yet commented on the incident. However, the company did release a statement saying that they are “working on restoring service as quickly as possible.”
Although the cause of the blackout is still unknown, it is clear that it has had a significant impact on internet service across the country. This is especially concerning as many people rely on the internet for work, school, and other activities.
For now, it is unclear when the blackout will end or what caused it in the first place. Until then, Italians will just have to wait and see if their internet service is restored.