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Verizon Service Restored in Clarendon/Courthouse

by ARLnow.com September 30, 2011 at 9:18 am 1,667 5 Comments

The week-and-a-half long saga of the damaged Verizon cables has finally come to a close.

Verizon technicians had to painstakingly splice back together thousands of copper lines in three large cables that were damaged by a contractor taking a soil sample in Rocky Run Park (1109 N. Barton St.). Hundreds of Verizon customers in the Clarendon and Courthouse area lost their phone and DSL internet service as a result of the cut cables.

As of 6:30 last night, service was restored to all customers, according to Verizon spokesman Harry Mitchell.

  • Scott

    Verizon technicians had to painstakingly splice back together thousands of copper lines

    How big of a soil sample did they take?

    • Garden City

      There can be thousands of copper pairs in a single cable. As I understand it, two cables were completely severed and a third damaged, so it is possible that 10,000 or more individual copper lines needed to be rejoined.

  • G Clifford Prout

    Shouldn’t it read: Verizon Service Restoraled in Clarendon ?

  • choochoo

    I have not have dsl service ( Fairlington ) for almost 2 weeks . Given the run around about the problem by the subcontractors ( in India? ) very polite those chaps but the problem is Verizon here in the USA. They made me change the modem , have talk to them 7 times and every time they say : ” We have escalated the problem to – our team – etc etc ..” The only thing that has escalated with this customer is my frustration . By the way ; they promise a supervisor will call … I get an automated voice that states that the problem has been fixed … Comcast ?

  • becky devaughn

    I lost phone use Oct 1, 2011 and it is still out. Verizon seems to have not internal record of this… odd. My whole building is out. What a pain.

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