FORT SMITH, Ark. -- Mobile phone service has been knocked out to thousands of customers across northwest Arkansas and River Valley on Thursday.
A severed fiber-optic line knocked out service at about 2:30 p.m. by a backhoe operator between Van Buren and Fort Smith, representatives with AT&T said.
Officials said the outage is widespread and affecting AT&T customers and several other carriers.
AT least I still have cable. I would have gone bonkers without my internet.