Facebook Back Up After US Downtime

Facebook has fixed an issue that caused the site to become inaccessible to some US users on Wednesday.

The company suffered from down-time on Wednesday as users in some regions of the US reported having problems when trying to access the site.

The social networking giant announced via micro-blogging site (http://twitter.com/facebook) Twitter: “We've fixed the issue with a third-party networking provider, and anyone impacted should be able to access Facebook normally.”

Facebook also said that it was in touch with the network provider and was working to fix the problem as soon as possible.

Speaking to the Wall Street Journal, website performance measurement firm AlertSite said that the social networking platform, which has surpassed search giant Google as the most visited website in the US, was achieving an availability rate of 76.19 per cent.

AlertSite also added that users in Phoenix, Detroit, Philadelphia, Boston and Fort Lauderdale were the ones having problems accessing the site.