Friday, August 12, 2011

Amid strike, Verizon reports acts of sabotage

Excerpts from a Verizon press release:

Since Aug. 6, Verizon crews have encountered more than 90 acts of sabotage against network facilities.  These acts temporarily affected service to thousands of customers across the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, including police stations and other emergency responders.  In most of these cases, crews restored service within 24 hours...

The company is working with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, including the local New Jersey field office, to investigate these acts of sabotage.  The company also is offering a reward of up to $50,000 for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of individuals who intentionally damage Verizon cables or facilities or cause or attempt to cause physical injury to any Verizon employee or contractor.

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