Damage to AT&T Communication Lines in Palm Beach Estimated at $300,000

Damage to AT&T Communication Lines in Palm Beach Estimated at $300,000

William Kelly | Palm Beach Daily News

A town contractor’s accidental cutting of communication lines while doing irrigation work on Royal Palm Way earlier this month did an estimated $300,000 in damage, an AT&T manager told police.

The problem occurred around 10 a.m. July 12 when an Eastern Pipeline Construction crew severed three lines, including at least one main communication line, while working in the median near Royal Palm Way and Coconut Row. The accident knocked out phone and email service to Town Hall and forced the town to route emergency calls through Palm Beach County dispatch.

Some residences and businesses also were affected…(Read the full story)

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