Networks are struggling in Texas amid historic winter storms

Illustrator by Alex Castro / The Verge

Much of Texas has been hit by a historic winter cold front, leaving many without power and affecting internet and cell phone services in the state.

Downdetector is showing spikes in user reports for T-Mobile and AT&T from Austin, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, and the surrounding areas.

“We’re experiencing network issues following severe weather in several areas of the country and especially across Texas,” T-Mobile president of technology Neville Ray said in a tweet. “Our teams are working hard to restore service.”

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