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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Network Outages for March 24 and March 25

This Sunday evening, March 24, at about 11:00 p.m., we will commence a big project to ready our community for major advancements in the way healthcare is delivered, but that project will cause widespread interruptions to your cable television and internet services for a few hours.

We are proud to have been chosen by T.J. Samson Community Hospital as their vendor/partner for their high speed network connections between the new Healthcare Pavilion and the main hospital, and also to the outside world. We have been feverishly installing new fiber optic cables all over town to provide multiple layers of redundancy for the new medical network, and now we are ready to reconfigure our Jama M Young Technology Center (JMYTC) to accept and terminate the new circuits.

The work has been scheduled during the late evening of Sunday March 24 and the early morning hours of Monday March 25, in the hope that our customers will be least inconvenienced during those hours. Our team will be doing tedious fiber optic cable splicing inside JMYTC and on the street outside our campus during those hours. Half of all EPB customers will be affected, anywhere from one hour to about seven hours. This work will impact both cable television and internet services.

We are sorry for the inconvenience this may cause, but we are also thrilled that our community is going to have such a sophisticated medical network environment. Stay tuned to the Glasgow Electric Plant Board Facebook page for additional updates on this project.

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