Students in Fairfax County Public Schools may be encountering internet outages that are hampering virtual learning Friday morning, the school district said in a tweet shortly before 10:30 a.m.
School district officials attributed the problem to technical difficulties from Verizon.
“An internet service provider in our region (Verizon) is experiencing technical difficulties this morning. This has impacted distance learning for some of our students and staff,” the school district said in a tweet.
The district instructed students having connection problems during their virtual classes to switch to independent lessons provided by teachers.
School officials said they will continue to provide updates.
The outage tracker website DownDetector reported “Possible problems at Verizon” Friday morning. A graph shows a spike in outage reports at 10:33 a.m., with 362 reports of outages. By shortly after 11 a.m., that number dropped to 270 reports and by early afternoon, the site was reporting “No problems at Verizon.”
NBC Washington is awaiting further comment from FCPS.
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