UPDATE: Phone service restored after cable cut in southeastern Oklahoma

Service was restored to customers in several Oklahoma counties after a contractor accidentally severed a fiber-optic line on Thursday.
by Paul Monies Published: July 12, 2013

Phone service was restored early Friday morning to customers in several southeastern Oklahoma counties after a contractor accidentally cut a fiber-optic cable.

Customers of local phone companies in Pittsburg, McIntosh and Latimer counties were unable to complete calls outside of their local exchanges after the AT&T cable was cut Thursday afternoon. The outage affected 911 service in several towns, as well as wireless coverage in the area.

Oklahoma Corporation Commission spokesman Matt Skinner said all 911 services had been restored by late Thursday. Other services were fully restored by early Friday morning.

by Paul Monies
Energy Reporter
Paul Monies is an energy reporter for The Oklahoman. He has worked at newspapers in Texas and Missouri and most recently was a data journalist for USA Today in the Washington D.C. area. Monies also spent nine years as a business reporter and...
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