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A critical outage caused a majority of Century Link customers in Iowa to be without access to the internet for several hours Friday. 

According to Fing, an internet speed and outage analyzing website, the outage began at 9:40 a.m. and ended around 12:30 p.m. It affected 88.2 percent of Century Link customers and 13 percent of Iowans, mostly in the Des Moines metro area with some outages reported in Davenport. 

A tweet from Century Link confirmed reports of service disruptions and claimed that the company’s technical team was investigating the matter.

A request for comment from Century Link was not returned. 

Aaron Calvin covers trending news for the Register. Reach him at [email protected], 515-556-9097 or on Twitter at @aaronpcalvin.

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