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Sporadic phone issues troubling the region

Sporadic phone issues troubling the region
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Since early last evening, the region has been plagued by a variety of phone issues, with sporadic service effecting various areas at different times.

Scotts Bluff County Communications Center Director Ray Richards says depending on where you live or work, there has been a variety of symptoms that have been displayed with this issue, involving multiple providers in the region. Richards says phone service may be sporadic , it may ring once or twice or you try to make a call and nobody is there .

Richards says his people were aware of problems as early as 7 p.m. Wednesday evening and began calling providers like Allo, Century Link, and Verizon to alert them of the problem.

Richards says Richards says the 911 system is still working,  but stresses the system is to be used only for valid emergencies.

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