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Sprint Outage Affects Customers, Delays Flights

by Todd Haselton | October 8, 2012October 8, 2012 2:00 pm PDT

Sprint’s data and voice services were out earlier this morning in parts of the United States, mainly the Pacific Northwest, and the outage allegedly caused Alaska Airlines flight delays and frustration among Sprint’s customers. It wasn’t immediately clear what caused the outage, at least for customers, but Sprint says the issue was related to a cut in one of the carrier’s fiber lines. Sprint issued the following statement to CNET:

Earlier this morning, an accidental dual fibercut occurred on Sprint’s network causing a disruption in data and voice services for some Sprint customers in parts of Portland, Oregon; Seattle and Tacoma Washington; Minneapolis, Minnesota; and San Francisco and Sacramento, California. Sprint network technicians are working aggressively to resolve this issue and we hope to have service restored soon.

Let us know if you live in one of the aforementioned areas and if your service is still down. A quick look at the FAA’s website suggests there are only currently delays out of San Francisco, and it’s unclear if those are related to Alaska Airlines or Sprint’s outage.

[via CNET, Seattle Times]


Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...

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