Thursday, October 4, 2012

Alert: Limited Phone Outage Tonight, Thursday 10/4/12

Telephone service will be interrupted this evening, Thursday October 4, in Olin-Rice, Humanities, Art, Theatre and the Language houses. The outage will begin at 4:30 PM and should be completed by midnight tonight.

To protect your phone from future lightning strikes, we are updating the electrical grounding on our voice cables.  This update will stop all telephone service in these buildings starting at 4:30. Any incoming calls will go directly to your voice mailbox.  Phone service will be restored as we reattach phones to the cables: the first phones to be reattached will be out for only a few minutes, while phones further down the list will be out for a few hours.

We regret the inconvenience, but this work must be done. We hope to minimize the disruption by making this upgrade late in the day. If you have questions, please call the ITS Help Desk at 651-696-6525.

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