Google Fiber apologizes for Kansas City outage

  • Google Fiber apologizes for Kansas City outage

Google Fiber apologizes for Kansas City outage

Power problems hit Fox in Kansas City during the first game of the World Series between the New York Mets and the Kansas City Royals.

At the time of this writing, the service was still down, and no further progress updates were available on the Google Fiber Twitter account.

Credit Google Fiber with an error at a key moment.

"Tonight, a few Google Fiber customers in Kansas City experienced a service outage".

"We know it couldn't have happened at a worse time, and we're working as quickly as we can to fix it", Google Fiber tweeted.

That means those with Fiber in Kansas City didn't see Alcides Escobar's first-pitch inside-the-park home run in the bottom of the first inning.

Google announced plans to start its own super-high-speed Internet network in 2010 and in 2011 picked Kansas City for the launch.

Like Google, Fox apologized for the brief, unrelated interruption of a game that wound up lasting 14 innings and more than five hours before the Royals prevailed in a 5-4 win.

According to the Verge, Fox Sports, which pays Major League Baseball megabucks for the World Series broadcasting rights, had its own technical difficulties and had to switch to the MLB's worldwide video stream of the game at one point.