Alaska Communications Lines… Interrupted

| July 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

by Jenny Chissus

Many of Seldovia's internet and phone connections went down today - here's why!  photo by City Mgr Tim Dillon

Many of Seldovia’s internet and phone connections went down today – here’s why! photo by City Mgr Tim Dillon

This afternoon, around 4pm as Hopkins Brother’s Construction was digging a trench to connect the water and sewer lines for a new home construction on Winifred, the bucket grabbed ahold of the ACS line and shredded a good portion of Seldovia’s connection to the outside world!

Lucky me, I am still on line.  Though a certain many others are still functioning, an unknown number of internet and phone lines are down, until possibly 4pm tomorrow.  Thankfully Dominic with Alaska Communications is already in Seldovia and will be getting an early start on the project in the morning – along with another technician who arrives tomorrow.

As you can see by this photo, taken by Tim Dillon, the line is buddied up with the main power line – so, this situation could have been a whole lot worse!  Thankfully, no one was hurt!  So, consider this a mini vacation, at least from technology for a few hours!

Thankfully cell service is still working – but obviously not wifi in homes that are affected.  I’m on line here on Main Street – so if someone needs a connection urgently – please don’t be afraid to stop by – I’m happy to help if I can!

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