Eagles fans are not happy with an Xfinity outage on Super Bowl Sunday. The reported issue has many on edge as kickoff to the big game approaches.
Philadelphia will play the Chiefs with a chance at becoming NFL champions Sunday night. If the Xfinity outage isn’t fixed soon, a number of those fans won’t be able to cheer their team on.
Philly and Kansas City will square off in Super Bowl LVII with the opening kick scheduled for 6:30 PM EST.
It’s the Eagles’ first appearance in the game since winning it all back in 2017 against the Patriots. For the Chiefs, they’ll be playing in their third Super Bowl in four years in hopes of winning their second ring with Patrick Mahomes.
But for those watching from home in the City of Brotherly Love, an Xfinity outage has put a kink in viewing plans. Customers have reported problems with their service online with many growing irate about the possibility of not having the issue resolved by kickoff.
Making things worse, the Xfinity headquarters is located in Philly.
The company is reportedly aware of the situation. They are hoping to have the issue fixed by 6 PM.
“We’re aware that you may be experiencing a Internet [sic] interruption and are working to resolve the issue by approximately 02/12/2023 06:00 PM (Eastern),” the online message reads. “We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience.”
The problems were quickly brought up on social media. Take a look at what the fans were saying.
Holy crap. Half of Philadelphia is currently experiencing a cable and Internet outage and Comcast/Xfinity are now saying it may not be back up until 6pm #SuperBowl pic.twitter.com/juKemkuvYp
— Dan (from Steely Dan)🧢 (@orencamera) February 12, 2023
One person wrote, “Only Comcast/Xfinity would have a Wi-Fi outage the day of an Eagles’ Super Bowl in Philly, *checks notes*… THE CITY THEY’RE HEADQUARTERED IN.”
Another supporter said, “Please fix the outage in our area. So we can watch our Eagles fly. Sincerely, The 215 area code.”
Many are threatening to change providers altogether following the issues. There simply is not a worse time for an outage in Philadelphia.
Those Eagles fans won’t be happy if this affects their watch parties. Hopefully, for everyone’s sake, the issue is resolved before the game starts.