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(14,527 posts)
Fri Dec 25, 2020, 07:34 PM Dec 2020

Impact on communications and air traffic potentially caused by Nashville explosion.

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Levi Ismail @LeviAIsmail

The impact is massive:
(internet and phone) service is still out across Tennessee, Alabama and there are outages across the country.

-Nashville International Airport has halted flights out of Nashville because of telecommunications issues.
5:08 PM · Dec 25, 2020 from Nashville, TN

Levi Ismail is a reporter for Ch. 5 TV in Nashville.

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Impact on communications and air traffic potentially caused by Nashville explosion. (Original Post) KY_EnviroGuy Dec 2020 OP
My internet is ok, but my phone is down. House of Roberts Dec 2020 #1
That doesn't tell us much if we don't know where you are. Towlie Dec 2020 #2
Huntsville House of Roberts Dec 2020 #3
I suspect that Spanone is a victim of this malaise Dec 2020 #4
4 hrs ago. uppityperson Dec 2020 #7
Thanks malaise Dec 2020 #8
Good uppityperson Dec 2020 #9
In the Bell System, Nashville was a sectional office, feeding into the top-level Regional Office Klaralven Dec 2020 #5
AT&T confirms outages connected to the explosion.... KY_EnviroGuy Dec 2020 #6


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5. In the Bell System, Nashville was a sectional office, feeding into the top-level Regional Office
Fri Dec 25, 2020, 08:21 PM
Dec 2020

It is likely still a major network node.


(14,527 posts)
6. AT&T confirms outages connected to the explosion....
Fri Dec 25, 2020, 08:31 PM
Dec 2020

AT&T web page set up to report progress on these outages:

Nashville Recovery Efforts
Friday, December 25, 2020, 5:00 p.m. CST

Link: https://about.att.com/pages/disaster_relief/nashville.html

Full text:

We’re putting the full-force of our disaster recovery efforts into responding to this morning’s explosion in Nashville, including bringing in regional resources and our National Disaster Recovery teams.

Power is essential to restoring wireless and wireline communications and we are working with law enforcement to get access to our equipment and make needed repairs. Given the damage to our facility it will take time to restore service. We have already rerouted significant traffic from this facility and are bringing in other equipment, including numerous portable cell sites to the area.

There are serious logistical challenges to working in a disaster area and we will make measurable progress in the hours and days ahead. We're grateful for the work of law enforcement as they investigate this event while enabling us to restore service for our customers. We'll continue to provide updates here as our recovery progresses.

AT&T Help @ATTHelp
For those in Nashville & surrounding areas who were affected by this morning's explosion, we appreciate your patience. We continue to work diligently to restore service & have sent additional resources to assist in the recovery efforts. Follow along here:
Nashville Recovery Efforts
AT&T provides an update on Nashville recovery progress.

2:23 PM · Dec 25, 2020


Joy Allmond @joyallmond
Hello, and Merry Christmas. My internet is out. I’ve tried calling customer service four times, only to have my call dropped each time while I was on hold. I tried the My AT&T app, but that’s not loading/working for me either.

Any ideas on how I can get some help? Thanks!

2:18 PM · Dec 25, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

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We are aware and appreciate your patience, Joy. Service for some customers in Nashville & surrounding areas may be affected by damage to our facilities from the explosion this morning. We are in contact with law enforcement & working as quickly as possible to restore service.

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