Patchy internet problems, Google role uncertain

There are reports that Google users are having some problems with Google services, and that there are packet losses in New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Australia, France, China, and other places.Gmail is also having problems, according to numerous Twitter users around the world and Sans Institute.

There are reports that Google users are having some problems with Google services, and that there are packet losses in New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Australia, France, China, and other places.

Gmail is also having problems, according to numerous Twitter users around the world and Sans Institute.

However, the issues may not be confined to Google users. Our tech guys are seeing high levels of packet loss, which could be caused by the routes being dead to Google, or some other routing problem.

The problems could be down to corrupted routing tables, or could be for some other reason entirely. There are reports that AT&T has also suffered outages.

Google spokespeople told ZDNet UK they "had heard reports" of issues with Google, and would contact us when they knew the cause of the problems.

My colleagues Stephen Shankland and Larry Dignan have blogged about this issue.

Update: As of 17.21 today, according to Just Ping, cities suffering 100 percent packet loss for Google.com include Paris, Stockholm, and Copenhagen.

17.27 Google has tweeted that it is investigating.

"We’re aware some users are having trouble accessing some Google services," said Google. "We’re looking into it, and we’ll update everyone soon."