By Annie Zak
A “significant” cable break caused a widespread, hours-long outage for GCI customers across Alaska on Thursday.
GCI’s wireless, internet and TV services were “significantly impacted in several communities around the state” starting around 11:30 a.m, the company said in a statement Thursday afternoon. The impact varied depending on customers’ location and type of service.
By 5:30 p.m., some services had started to come back online, according to GCI spokesman David Morris.
The outage was caused by a utility contractor cutting through a large fiber-optic cable under Tudor Road in Anchorage, Morris said via email early Thursday afternoon.