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Lengthy Verizon Outage Frustrates Arlington Forest Residents

Some Arlington Forest residents are speaking out after spending the last four days without cable or internet service.

Frustrated Verizon Fios customers in the neighborhood are taking to social media and emails to ARLnow to lament the lack of response from the company since their service went down early Saturday morning.

Ken Schellenberg, who lives on 1st Street N., says that Verizon has sent a half dozen estimates for when the problem might be resolved — and has repeatedly missed its targets.

“Promised text messages about updates on the issue never arrive,” Schellenberg wrote. “They claim it’s a widespread outage but neighbors close never lost service at all. It seems more random.”

Some of Schellenberg’s neighbors have reported similar issues on Twitter, where Verizon support staff have been able to offer only limited answers.

Verizon spokeswoman Laura Merritt told ARLnow.com that the company’s engineers are currently looking into the issue. She’s hoping to be able to offer more details soon.

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