Semi takes out cable service, affects 90% of Liberal PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 02 December 2010 16:34

By JESSICA CRAWFORD
• Daily Leader
Early Tuesday morning, customers of Windjammer Cable found themselves without cable, Internet and telephone service. The cause, according to regional manager Maurice Zion in Missouri, a truck had unintentionally damaged poles and lines associated with Windjammer Cable’s service.
“It was about 3:45 a.m. that we got called,” Zion said. “A truck tore into some poles and lines and pulled our cable down and cut the fiber.”
The repairs to the cable were a long process that had to be carried out very carefully, Zion said. 
“It cut the 60 fibers, so we had to get crews in to splice each one of those on each end,” he said. “It is a very slow process because they have to get it just right.”
By 8 p.m. Tuesday, service was up and running for all Windjammer Cable customers. Zion said 90 percent of customers in the Liberal area were affected.

 
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