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.
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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.