UPDATED: AT&T cellular service now working

Michael McKay

UPDATE: AT&T cellular service appears to be working as of 6:40 p.m. Tuesday. Original story is below.
In an email sent to faculty and staff, Bob Owen, vice president for Information Technology, said an AT&T cellular service outage was occurring, and that the service isn’t estimated to be repaired until Friday.
Owen’s email is as follows:
“I just got off the phone with AT&T (via landline, because nothing else is working), and I was told that the estimated time/date to restore cellular service is October 11th. As in three days from now – this Friday. I actually had them repeat that info to me because I couldn’t believe it. They reported that the area from northern Nashville to Evansville, IN, and from Paducah to Scottsville has 15 cell towers in it, and none of them are working. They do not know the cause of the outage.”

A Twitter account with AT&T told a customer from WKU that “We are aware of the service issues and working to resolve. I apologize for any inconvenience.”

The Herald will have more as information becomes available.