Spectrum customers back online after crews work to repair damaged fiber optic line

UPDATE: Scott Morris with Windstream Communications said the fiber optic line that affected Spectrum customers was repaired around 11 p.m. Central time Wednesday night.

LIVINGSTON COUNTY – The company that owns Spectrum Cable said Wednesday that crews were working to repair a damaged fiber optic line that knocked out internet, phone and video service for a big chunk of western Kentucky Tuesday.

Mike Pedelty, senior director of communications of the Southern Ohio Region for Charter Communications, which owns Spectrum Cable, said the company found out about the problem Tuesday afternoon. The fiber optic line in question is owned by Windstream Communications, and Charter leases that line from them.

“It’s their crews that are working on this,” Pedelty said. “We’re a client, essentially … we use their lines to carry some traffic.”…read more

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