What is the sound of one backhoe digging?

To those of you who actually noticed that my blog was down yesterday on 8/29, I’ve finally found out why … according to Rich Dean, construction workers dug into Verizon’s lines:

Late this morning, the contractor working on Park Place in Butler apparently damaged Verizon’s underground telephone cables causing phone problems for customers in the area including the Butler Police Department Communications. The cables involved connect most of Butler and Kinnelon with their central office in Riverdale. In this instance Cablevision’s Optinmum phone customers probably won’t be affected like they are when the power goes out. I understand that the news media is being notified.

This little mishap managed to take out my DSL circuit around 11 AM and has been flaky since.

Who needs terrorists when we seem to do just fine disrupting our own lives?


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