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Image AT&T has suffered a wireless network outage across San Antonio and other parts of Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas. It appears a fiber-optic line was cut.

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Dallas-based wireless telecommunications giant AT&T Inc. has suffered a wireless network outage across San Antonio and other parts of Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas.

The outage has made it impossible for many customers to send and receive e-mails and other data via its high-speed 3G network and over its older wireless data network. Affected devices display a message saying, "data connection refused."

AT&T spokesman Mike Barger said it's unclear how soon the company can fix the problem.

"We’re working on it right now," he said.

The outage is the result of cut in a large-capacity fiber-optic line, Barger added.

[ San Antonio-Express News via Dwight Silverman's TechBlog]

 

I first noticed I had no access to my e-mail or Internet on my cell phone this morning, so the first thing I did was go to Twitter and see if anyone else was experiencing the same thing. It appears I was not the only one. The Data Outages Blog has a post that indicates this outage started at 9:40 a.m., and there is not ETA on when it will be fixed.