Internet, phone, cable TV restored after cable severed

PORT ANGELES — A severed fiber optic cable that affected Internet, phone and cable TV services in Clallam County today (Wednesday) has been repaired, a Northwest Open Access Network spokeswoman said.

About 1,000 feet of cable had to be replaced after a large truck snagged the cable at 8:15 a.m. near Bremerton, said Angela Bennink, NoaNet sales and marketing manager.

The severed cable knocked out services to tens of thousands of people in Washington and Oregon, she said, including subscribers of Wave Broadband, CenturyLink and OlyPen in Clallam County.

It was repaired at about 3 p.m., NOANet said.

Wave Broadband was the hardest hit. The company lost all Internet, phone and cable TV services.

As of 3:30 p.m., a few of its 60-plus channels were still inoperative.

OlyPen customers only lost cable Internet service, said General Manager Chuck Beaudette.

CenturyLink spokeswoman Jan Kampbell said the company’s customers lost long distance phone service.

Capacity Provisioning Inc., which runs a fiber-optic network in Port Angeles, was not affected, said Craig Johnson, vice president and managing partner.

Broadstripe, which provides Internet, cable TV and phone services to east Jefferson County, also was not affected, said Steve Jambil, system manager.


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