Extreme Cold Freezes Out Internet, Phones in Madison County, Ind. [telecom]

A fiber-optic cable hut stopped working as a result of freezing conditions, disrupting the Internet connections and phone service across two local governments. Emergency services were not impacted.`

By Laura Arwood

(TNS) - The severe cold froze the internal systems of Madison County and the city of Anderson on Wednesday.

Sometime between 6 and 7 a.m. Wednesday, a fiber-optic cable hut stopped working, causing the two governments' internal phones and Internet servers to crash, Madison County IT Director Lisa Cannon said.

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Bill Horne
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Time to break out the snow buggy! (What the Bell System did to protect against winter in 1952)

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