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Inland Cellular customers face disruption of service


August 16, 2018 | View PDF

Inland Cellular reported Tuesday that the company was working toward a goal of at least partial voice service restoration that evening after a power outage caused disruption in service since Friday, Aug. 10.

On Monday, Aug. 13, due to smoke from wildfires, flights carrying replacement equipment to fix the problem were delayed.

The Inland Cellular data network remained fully functional.

The disruption was due to a commercial power outage which caused surges and spikes that knocked out battery backups and generators, damaging needed hardware for Inland Cellular.

The outage occurred at a substation between Genesee and Uniontown late on the night of Aug. 10.

Service was knocked out for call and text service for Inland customers in a wide area.

In some locations, Verizon customers were impacted where Verizon and Inland use the same tower facilities.


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