Verizon fiber cut left 1,000 Mid-Atlantic business customers without service

Verizon (NYSE: VZ) business customers in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland had a rude no-service awakening on Monday morning when a tree fell on one of the RBOC's aerial fiber cables.

After a tree located near train tracks in Hagerstown, Md. caused the fiber lean over the tracks, a train traveling in the area caught the cable and shut down area business services.  

According to Lee Gierczynski, a Verizon spokesman, approximately 1,000 business customers reported they were affected by the cable cut that occurred around 3:00 a.m. Service was restored by 11:30 a.m. Other than seeing minor voice mail issue, there was no effect on residential customer services.   

For more:
- Multichannel News report chronicles the outage

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