ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

CenturyLink service restored after cable cut

Service was restored around 4:20 p.m. Friday for CenturyLink phone and broadband service customers in Jamestown and Valley City. Rachel Woodman, marketing development manager for CenturyLink, said that a third-party construction crew caused the d...

Service was restored around 4:20 p.m. Friday for CenturyLink phone and broadband service customers in Jamestown and Valley City.

Rachel Woodman, marketing development manager for CenturyLink, said that a third-party construction crew caused the damage to the company's fiber-optic cable early Friday afternoon. She said the location of the disruption was somewhere between Jamestown and Fargo.

"The total extent of impact is still under investigation," she said. "Our technicians worked quickly to fix the cut and we apologize to those impacted by the outage.”

Stutsman County Emergency Manager Jerry Bergquist said 911 calls from other phone providers were not affected. He said only CenturyLink landline phone customers were not able to call 911 during the outage.

During the outage the administrative line to the Stutsman County Communications Center was inoperable, but was working once service was restored.

What To Read Next
“We see that when things happen in the coastal areas, a few years later, they start trending toward the Midwest,” said Rep. Ben Krohmer, serving his first term in the House.
The Jamestown Public School District investigated the incident.
The investigation is ongoing.
Sunny the cat predicts six more weeks of winter following the weather lore of Groundhog Day