Here’s why the internet isn’t working today

Posted at 2:04 PM, Feb 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-28 16:04:05-05

The internet has been a little difficult for people to navigate on Tuesday.

Amazon Web Services, the popular storage and hosting platform used by a huge range of companies, reported that it is experiencing intermittent outages.

People are reporting outages and delays on services like Slack, Trello, Sprinklr, Venmo and even Down Detector, a site that shows where real time outages are occurring.

Affected sites said the outage began around 12:40 p.m. ET.

Amazon acknowledged it’s having issues.

In a note on its website, the company specified that it is the Simple Storage Service (S3) tied to its US-EAST-1 servers in Northern Virginia.

“AWS services and customer applications depending on S3 will continue to experience high error rates as we are actively working to remediate the errors in Amazon S3.”

An Amazon spokesperson said the company believes it has identified the cause of the outage and is working to repair it.