Friday, May 24 2013 8:09 PM EDT2013-05-25 00:09:02 GMT
Biomedical Research Foundation has decided to move forward with a plan to operate and manage LSU Hospitals in Shreveport and other cities in Louisiana. More >>
Biomedical Research Foundation has decided to move forward with a plan to operate and manage LSU Hospitals in Shreveport and Monroe, Louisiana.More >>
SHREVEPORT-BOSSIER CITY, LA (KSLA) -
AT&T customers can return to sending emails, tweeting, downloading and everything else they do with their 3G or 4G data plans.
The company says that it has successfully directed network traffic to its Dallas and Atlanta switching stations from its Shreveport switching station, which was the scene of a major data outage Tuesday evening.
Customers as far apart as Shreveport, Monroe and Alexandria had lost 3G and 4G data service after a contractor inadvertently dug into and cut a fiber optic cable about a mile outside the Shreveport switching center.
AT&T's temporary solution is to reroute data traffic through other switching centers. The permanent solution -- splicing and repairing the fiber optic line -- will be in place overnight, and customers should see normal service by Wednesday morning, AT&T spokesperson Sue Sperry says.
Some customers also lost their voice service, others did not, Sperry says. For the most part, though, it's AT&T's data service that was affected. Customers with access to WI-FI were not affected.
Customers lost their data service about 4:30 p.m. That's when alarms embedded in the lines signaled to AT&T that the line had been cut, Sperry says. Not long afterward, AT&T customers began calling to inquire about the outage.
"A lot of times, there are contractors, people doing construction work, who bore right into the lines. They don't have X-ray vision. It happens in areas where there is a lot of construction going on," Sperry says.
AT&T would not reveal the number of customers affected because the company wants to keep the information confidential. And she could not reveal the location of the switching center because of Homeland Security regulations. She'd only reveal that the cut in the line is about 1.5 miles from the switching center.
Dan Sligh and his wife were in their pickup truck on Interstate 5 heading to a camping trip when a bridge before them disappeared in a "big puff of dust."More >>
The trucker was hauling drilling equipment when his load bumped against the steel framework over an Interstate 5 bridge. He looked in his rearview mirror and watched in horror as the span collapsed into the water behind him....More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:40 AM EDT2013-05-24 14:40:11 GMT
(CNN) – Nearly 115,000 federal workers will get a four-day weekend, but it's not reason to celebrate. The employees have to take furlough days thanks to the forced spending cuts that kicked in March 1. TheMore >>
Nearly 115,000 federal workers will get a four-day weekend, but it's not reason to celebrate.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 9:54 AM EDT2013-05-24 13:54:54 GMT
(POOL/CNN) – George Zimmerman's attorneys have released new evidence taken from Trayvon Martin's cell phone. His attorneys said the data paints a different picture of the 17-year-old Martin than what hisMore >>
George Zimmerman's attorneys have released new evidence taken from Trayvon Martin's cell phone.More >>