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Power and Internet Outage Caused by Tractor Trailer Accident

Power and Internet Outage Caused by Tractor Trailer Accident

News
Repair crews working on Albemarle Rd during the early afternoon on April 4th, 2023. [Scott Pelkey | North State Journal] ASHEBORO N.C. - Today we are learning details about what led to customers across Randolph County losing power, internet, and cell service Tuesday. On April 4th, 2023, at 1pm, Randolph County Emergency Services dispatched Asheboro Fire/Rescue to a utility call on Albemarle Rd. According to Samantha East, Public Information Officer for the department, their crews arrived on scene to find a power pole that was broken with several lines in the roadway and one lying across a truck. https://youtube.com/shorts/bZeiHjyLCvI (Video Credit - Alex Perdue) By email the Asheboro Police says an Eveready Battery truck was involved however they were unable to say to wha...
Yes, Facebook Is Down, Other Sites Also Having Issues

Yes, Facebook Is Down, Other Sites Also Having Issues

Breaking News
artinspiring / Adobe Stock ASHEBORO NC - Facebook, Messenger, Instagram, and Whatsapp are all down this morning as of 9AM. Staff at Acme News confirmed the outage by trying to access the sites from multiple devices on different internet connections. Down Detector is showing multiple sites down as of 1PM and many other websites are reporting issues as well. UPDATE (10/4/21 12PM) - At 12:22 PM Facebook release a statement on Twitter saying that they are aware that some people are having trouble accessing their apps and products and they are working to get things back to normal. https://twitter.com/Facebook/status/1445061804636479493 UPDATE (10/5/21 2PM) - Yesterday Facebook (and all its associated apps like Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp) disappeared from the internet f...
Customers Frustrated At Spectrum’s  Handling Of Discount

Customers Frustrated At Spectrum’s Handling Of Discount

Investigative
Photo by blackday / Adobe Stock ASHEBORO NC - Spectrum customers are speaking out after they say the internet provider is giving them the run around and taking months to apply a federal discount they have been approved for. On December 27th, 2020, the Consolidated Appropriations Act was passed into law and created the Emergency Broadband Connectivity Fund with $3.2 billion in funding The FCC established the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (EBB Program), so that eligible low-income households could apply and receive a discount off the cost of broadband internet service. The program provides: Up to a $50/month discount on your broadband service and associated equipment rentalsUp to a $75/month discount if your household is on qualifying Tribal landsA one-time discount of up ...
New Policy will Expand Internet Access for More North Carolina Citizens

New Policy will Expand Internet Access for More North Carolina Citizens

Government
RALEIGH NC (NCDOT PRESS RELEASE) – More North Carolinians, especially in rural areas, will be able to access affordable, high-speed internet service, thanks to the new state Dig Once Policy spearheaded by Governor Roy Cooper. “The pandemic has highlighted the critical need for high-speed internet in our daily lives,” said Governor Cooper. "Making it easier to install broadband will help people from all corners of our state get connected to online health care, education and business services they need.” The Dig Once Policy, which took effect March 1, will help expand broadband access in the state by making it less expensive and easier to install broadband conduit along state-maintained roads. Cooper issued a 2019 executive order directing the state departments of Information Technolo...