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.