Spectrum internet service restored after outage in north Austin caused by vandalism


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AUSTIN (KXAN) — Spectrum internet service has been restored near the Domain in north Austin Monday after an hours-long outage was the result of vandalism, according to the internet provider.

Spectrum says vandals damaged the fiber optic line that serves the area near Gracy Farms Lane.

The service was restored just before 3:30 p.m.

One Reddit post made around 7:30 a.m. reports the outage in the 78758 zip code, which is the area between Parmer Lane and U.S. Highway 183.

To check Spectrum’s outage map or report an outage, visit the company’s website online.

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