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Internet Restored At Kentucky Schools After 6-Hour Statewide Outage

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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.

This story has been updated.

Ryland is the state capitol reporter for the Kentucky Public Radio Network, a group of public radio stations including WKU Public Radio. A native of Lexington, Ryland has covered politics and state government for NPR member stations KWBU in Waco and KUT in Austin.
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