Internet Restored At Kentucky Schools After 6-Hour Statewide Outage
The internet has been restored at all 172 of Kentucky’s school districts and the state Department of Education headquarters in Frankfort after a statewide outage.
At 11:50 a.m., the Kentucky Department of Education released a statement saying the outage has been resolve and internet service has been restored.
Service was interrupted across the state at about 6:00 a.m. Wednesday.
Earlier, KDE spokesperson Jessica Fletcher said the department was working to try and resolve the problem with its internet provider, AT&T.
“Apparently the problem is actually at an AT&T hub in Georgia. So they’re working to fix the hub or to switch it over to a working one,” Fletcher said.
Fletcher said the department is working to resolve the issue as quickly as possible, but didn’t have an estimate for when it would be fixed.
The @KyDeptofEd's Office of Education Technology is continuing to work with vendor partners to resolve a widespread internet outage affecting school districts and KDE offices. There is no estimated time of repair. We will send updates as they become available.— KY Dept of Education (@KyDeptofEd) November 20, 2019
This story has been updated.