Internet Outages linked to CenturyLink (Possible cause)

CenturyLink having some network issues which are effecting customers nationwide.

CenturyLink is one of the nation's leading internet backbone companies, since acquiring Level3 last year.

The problems started about 2pm eastern. Its effecting Comcast traffic as well.

The outage effects seem greater in the West.

AP reported that CenturyLink's network was "still experiencing a disruption," but the telecommunications company was working to restore services, Monroe, Louisiana-based CenturyLink said in a statement.

Check for updates.

Update: At 11pm, things seem to be clearing up.

Update 9am Friday: Not everything fixed as of now. Many 911 services have been shut down by the outage.

Update 12/30: Krebs cites CL communique stating probable reason for outage: bad networking card