Internet Service Restored After Outage Knocks Out 911 in Arizona

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Internet services were restored in Arizona on Thursday after an outage at that knocked out 911 for part of the state and left businesses unable to process credit card transactions and ATMs unable to dispense cash.

Authorities said someone cut a fiber-optic cable north of New River. Phoenix police were investigating but had no suspects, NBC affiliate KPNX reported. There was no estimate on how many people were left without service.

“We tried to run a couple of cards, and we figured out that it wasn’t working,” Manny Martinez, a bartender at the Weatherford Hotel in Flagstaff, told the station. “We figured out that it had something to do with the Internet.”

— Erin McClam with The Associated Press