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DSL outage interrupts web service


COLDSPRING – Eastex Telephone Digital Subscriber Lines (DSL) were down for more than 24-hours Sunday through Monday for customers in and around the Livingston area, according to Willie Vestal, technician. "All technicians with Eastex were called to help solve the problem," Vestal said. According to Vestal no one knows what caused the outage. "It wasn't caused by a virus or malware," Vestal said. He said he checked the lines around 7:15 a.m. Sunday and all was clear. "Around 8 a.m., following a telephone call from a customer, I checked the lines again and found that we had a problem," Vestal said. Service to most customers was returned around noon Monday, but Vestal said they were still working on some lines. Eastex Telephone has 21 exchanges with all digital switching equipment, 200 route miles of buried cable. Eastex provides service to over 30,000 subscribers in 11 counties, including San Jacinto, Polk, Rusk, Panola, Cherokee, Shelby, Harrison, Hardin, Liberty, Tyler and Walker.


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