Verizon Service Disrupted in Oklahoma

Jun 13, 2018

The Verizon Store at Tulsa Hills, 71st and Highway 75
Credit Google Street View

If Verizon is your phone provider, you may have looked at your phone today and wondered. "What’s wrong with this thing?"

The answer was nothing.

The problem was on Verizon’s end. A cut fiber optic cable knocked out service in both Tulsa and Oklahoma City, as well as some other Oklahoma communities.

In an email to KWGS News, Verizon said:

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Verizon Wireless experienced an interruption in service for customers in Oklahoma today. It was caused by the rare occurrence of two separate fiber cuts on different lines, impacting the redundancy built into our network. Engineers were able to resolve the issue and service was restored by 2 PM CT."

The outage affected Tulsa's police and fire departments, which use Verizon for in-car computers. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol was also affected.