An AT&T-owned fiber optic cable was severed in Silicon Valley Thursday, causing Internet, voice, and wireless outages, as well as compromised 911 access for thousands of customers. AT&T confirmed the outage to CNET, and said it is working to fix the issue.
An AT&T spokesman said the outage was in and around the Santa Clara and San Jose areas. He said crews had identified the cable cut and were working to repair it.
Verizon Communications also uses the cut cable in question for some wireless backhaul to its main network, so the loss of service extends to some of its customers as well, according to the CNET article.
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