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Widespread cell phone outage leaves most local customers unaffected



Local companies in Puerto Rico indicated that their systems were working normally following widespread cellular phone outages experienced mainly by AT&T customers in the mainland U.S. on Thursday, according to reports.

By The Star Staff


The Telecommunications Bureau of the Public Service Regulatory Board confirmed on Thursday that a large-scale nationwide breakdown was reported in the systems of multiple cellular service companies.


The specific cause of the failure, which according to the Associated Press struck AT&T, the United States’ largest carrier, with some 73,000 reported outages Thursday morning, was still unknown at press time.


Local companies in Puerto Rico indicated that their systems were working normally.


They reported that FirstNet (a priority service for first responders) customers that use AT&T’s infrastructure, as well as some Liberty customers who have not yet migrated to the new system, were affected.

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