Alaska: Widespread GCI outages caused by INTENTIONALLY damaged cable

Two commented:

KTVA dropped off during the MASTERS! OUCH! It’s back on now, in time for Sergio’s incredible eagle at 15!

Why can’t they send out a simple email saying there’s a problem?

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Widespread GCI outages caused by intentionally damaged cable, company says

A GCI internet and wireless outage that frustrated customers around the state late Saturday and Sunday was caused by an intentionally damaged fiber-optic cable, the company said Sunday afternoon.

The cable break happened in Midtown Anchorage, said GCI spokeswoman Heather Handyside. The company is investigating how the line was damaged, she said. …

Handyside said she didn’t know of another instance where an intentional cut caused a service outage. She would not say where the damaged cable was located, and if it was accessible to the public.


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