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AT&T is restored after 12-hour DFW blackout due to lightning strike

It’s been nearly 12 hours since a fire at the AT&T facility in Dallas caused internet outages across Texas and customers are still without internet and cable.
It’s been nearly 12 hours since a fire at the AT&T facility in Dallas caused internet outages across Texas and customers are still without internet and cable. Down Detector

After the great AT&T internet blackout of 2018, service should be restored to customers in North Texas, the company told several media outlets at around 10:30 p.m. Monday.

A fire at the AT&T facility in Richardson caused internet and cable outages across Texas for 12 hours.

The AT&T building was struck by lightning during a storm just before 10 a.m. and fire crews left at around 12:15 p.m.

No one was injured, and the fire was contained to an electrical room, but the outage had thousands in North Texas begging to be released from their boredom.

The company never released an ETA and asked customers who demanded refunds to direct message them.

Down Detector, which tracks online companies whose services are experiencing interruptions, had a dramatic increase of reports just before 11 a.m. going from about 30 reports of an outage to more than 1,300.

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Down Detector, which tracks online companies whose services are experiencing interruptions, had an obvious increase of reports just before 11 a.m. going from about 30 reports of an outage to more than 1,300.

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