Saturday, April 11, 2009

AT&T Sabotage Prompts Outrage & Reward Offer

At approximately 1:30 a.m. Thursday morning in South San Jose, a fiber optic line was cut which resulted in loss of landline phone service, Internet, some cellular service, and 911 service in southern Santa Clara County as well as in Santa Cruz and San Benito counties.

The damage was determined to have been deliberately done and AT&T is none too pleased about it. The company promptly offered a $100,000 reward for info on those responsible and then upped the bounty to $250,000 today.

"We have zero tolerance for any criminal who would attack our network and harm customers," AT&T spokesman John Britton said. "We're going to aggressively work with law enforcement to see those responsible are apprehended and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law."

At this point in time, no is sure why the act was carried out, but police are investigating. I think it's safe to say that if the perpetrator's are apprehended, AT&T will be more than happy to press charges.

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