Monday, December 3, 2012
Leave a comment and let us know if your wireless service has been affected.
UPDATE: Wireless phone service has been restored to AT&T customers after an outage Monday in southeast Michigan. Leave a comment if you've been affected. "We are currently investigating the source of the outage and will have more information later today regarding the number of customers affected," AT&T senior public relations manager Jermaine Spight said. "The outage is affecting the ability to place and received calls on customers' mobile devices, however, they are able to text and access data services such as mobile Internet," he said. Stay tuned to Farmington-Farmington Hills Patch as more information as it becomes available!
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Business lines for Oakland County government offices and Farmington Public Schools were impacted Wednesday. Little Rock, Ark.-based Windstream was working to correct the problem, a spokesman said.
Phone service throughout Michigan, including in Farmington and Farmington Hills, experienced sporadic interruptions Wednesday morning and the service provider was working to make repairs. The disruptions began at approximately 9 a.m. and technicians were working to correct the problems, said David Avery, a spokesman for Little Rock, Ark.-based Windstream. Avery said the disruptions appeared to be caused by a cut fiber optic cable in Indiana and an equipment malfunction in Wisconsin. He could not provide an estimated time for service restoration. Avery said Windstream also was working to determine the exact scope of the problem in Michigan. Windstream provides "high-speed broadband Internet, phone service and Digital TV packages to …
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Extreme heat, humidity and high demand are stressing out the power grid.
The lights went out around 4 p.m. today for more than 309 DTE Energy customers along Northwestern Hwy. in Farmington Hills, between 13 Mile and 14 Mile Roads. The outage was caused by an automatic protection device, according to the power company's website, and is not expected to be repaired until late Friday night. Even as DTE Energy crews are working to restore power to 29,000 customers in Southeast Michigan, the extreme heat may create other problems, according to DTE spokesman Scott Simons, including rolling blackouts. "Our system is designed to meet our customers' need for power on the hottest days of the year," he said, "but we're in the midst of we don't know how many days of 90-plus temperatures and extremely high humidity. We …