Verizon wireless service restored after major outage across NEA

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JONESBORO, Ark. – According to both reports and outage maps, Verizon experienced major outages Saturday morning across NEA.

By Saturday night though, things were fixed.

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Source: DownDetector.com

The website DownDetector.com showed spikes in the normal amount of issues for Verizon just before 8 AM. Outage.Report reports around 8 AM was when reports showed an issue.

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Cities with service outages included Jonesboro, Fort Smith, Bentonville, Van Buren, Eureka Springs, Wynne, and more. Most reported call service down but many also reported that everything was down, too.

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One person who works for a wireless company posted in NEA Report News Tips he had heard a fiber optic line was cut but we have no confirmation. Verizon confirmed this in a statement to KAIT, saying vandalism contributed to the fiber optic damage.

It is unclear how many customers were being affected.

Verizon released a statement to KFSM acknowledging the issue in Northwest Arkansas, which may be related. They said they were working on it.

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At 5:30 PM, Verizon issued a statement that the issue was resolved.

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