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K-State Today

November 3, 2014



Service interruption: Phone repairs Nov. 7 to affect 10 buildings on campus

By Betsy Edwards

After 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, and through the weekend, 10 buildings on the south end of the Manhattan campus will experience intermittent phone outages as network and telecommunications services and AT&T's splicing crew replace a central phone cable underground. 

The following buildings will be affected: All Faiths Chapel, Anderson Hall, Beach Museum of Art, Calvin Hall, Fairchild Hall, Holtz Hall, Kedzie Hall, McCain Auditorium, Nichols Hall and Thompson Hall.

If all goes as planned, each building will only lose 25 phones at a time. Each group of 25 phones will be spliced to the new cable and brought back up before the next 25 are affected.

The underground phone cable was damaged by a water pipe break in the campus tunnels in August.  This replacement should resolve daily reports of dead phone lines or loud static on phones.

Questions about this repair work should be sent to network and telecommunications services, 785-532-7000.