School phones, internet down most of Wednesday

Warwick Beacon ·

If you couldn’t get in touch with schools on Wednesday, here’s why.

Landline and Internet connections to Warwick schools were down from about 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., nearly the entire school day. Secretary to the Superintendent Catherine Bonang said the outage mainly affected administration and those who needed to use the networked copy machines. Though students and teachers could not use their Chromebooks during the outage, Bonang said she did not hear any complaints and that even after connection was restored, the phones remained fairly silent.

“I guess people figured we took the day off,” she joked.

Bonang believes the system outage occurred because of a Cox fiber optic cable near Aldrich.

A representative from Cox could not provide any more information about the outage and, as of press time, actually said there had been no outages reported that day.

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