https://www.cnetscandal.com/search/label/Times%20of%20Terror/

AT&T Offers $250K Reward for Arrest of Fiber Optic Cable Vandals






AT&T Offers $250K Reward for Arrest of Fiber Optic Cable Vandals

Vandals have allegedly cut buried fiber optic lines in Livermore, Berkeley, Fremont, Walnut Creek and San Jose.

By Autumn Johnson, Patch National Staff 
AT&T is offering a $250,000 reward for the capture and conviction of vandals who have been cutting buried fiber optic lines in the Bay Area, disrupting phone, television and Internet service for numerous residents. The most recent outage happened at about 10:30 p.m. Monday night when fiber optic lines were cut in two manholes on Altamont Pass Road near Livermore, AT&T and Alameda County officials said.
Altamont Pass was closed at Carroll Road and at Greenville Road while crews made emergency repair work on the lines. AT&T spokesman Matthew Cross said repairs were completed by 7 p.m. Tuesday. Monday's was the latest in an inexplicable rash of vandalism in the area. Cross said that while there is resale value in stealing buried copper lines, there is no profit in cutting fiber optic lines.
"That's just pure vandalism," he said. Furthermore, the buried cables are difficult to access and require a significant effort to cut. AT&T has not had similar ongoing problems with vandalism in other regions of the country, Cross said. The FBI has taken an interest in the case, asking for help in June with 10 incidents over the prior year in the East and South Bay.
Share:

No comments:

Contra Costa Flaws

Popular Posts

Blog Archive

Ad Home

Follow Us

No one has ever become poor by giving, Please Donate

Flickr Images

Featured

javascript:void(0)
Powered by Blogger.

Comments

Search This Blog

Find Us On Facebook

Random Posts

Recent Posts

Header Ads

BlogRoll

Labels

Blog Archive

Labels

Popular Posts

Recent Posts

Unordered List

  • Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit.
  • Aliquam tincidunt mauris eu risus.
  • Vestibulum auctor dapibus neque.