Monday, August 13, 2012

Lightning strike knocks out Suddenlink cable television service throughout Arizona

Lightning strike in Kingman causes TV cable outage for Suddenlink customers throughout Arizona Sunday night

According to information from customer service at Suddenlink which provides cable service throughout northern Arizona, a lightning strike at the company's facilities in Kingman started several fires and knocked out television cable service from shortly before 7 p.m. Sunday till about 3 a.m. Monday.
Customers who had planned to watch the closing ceremonies of the Olympics in London jammed the phone lines at Suddenlink and at one time 150 callers  were backed up waiting for information on the outage. 
According to information from Suddenlink the closing ceremonies will be available free on the On Demand channel sometime Monday afternoon.
The Payson Daily Bugle has a request in to the company for a press release regarding Sunday's outage and will publish that information when and if it becomes available.

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