Cellphone Outage Due to Broken Fiber Cable

Cellphone Outage Due to Broken Fiber Cable

The New Era

Verizon cell phone users, along with carriers who use the company’s towers, lost service for nine hours Monday, July 23, after a CenturyLink fiber optic line serving the Sweet Home area was cut.

“A connectivity issue is causing a service interruption in some areas east of Corvallis, Oregon,” said Heidi Flato, a spokeswoman for Verizon, Monday evening in response to queries from The New Era. “Our engineers are aware of this issue and are working with our vendor partners to resolve this issue quickly.”

According to a local man knowledgable of the situation, the problem occurred along the freeway…(Read the full story)

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