Severed fiber optic cable caused outage to several state agencies

OLYMPIA – Several state agencies experienced outages to their telephones and networks when a construction crew severed a fiber optic cable in Olympia on Saturday afternoon.

“At this time, our network and telephony services are operational, and we don’t anticipate any further IT impacts to our state agencies’ operations,” said State Chief Information Officer and WaTech Director Jim Weaver. “Our state provides many critical services to the citizens of our state, so we are extremely grateful to the service provider for restoring services so quickly.”…read more

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