Des Moines Register: A critical outage caused a majority of CenturyLink customers in Iowa to be without access to the internet for several hours today. 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% of CenturyLink customers and 13% of Iowans, mostly in the Des Moines metro area with some outages reported in Davenport.