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XM Blames Software For Outages

May 22, 2007

The space-age entertainment service blew a gasket, but is now back online

XM Satellite Radio officials report that the company’s audio subscription service is now back in action, after software glitch caused nationwide outages yesterday.

In a posting on the company’s Web site, XM apologized for inconveniencing customers “who experienced outages or significantly degraded service starting yesterday.” The Washington-based company said the problems began during the loading of a critical software component, causing XM’s satellite broadcast system to temporarily lose contact with  one of the company’s satellites. ”