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CenturyLink Outage Hits Banner Health Facilities

The nationwide CenturyLink and Verizon outage that began on December 27 created internet and phone service outages in several states served by the communications giant.

One of the more serious outages was experienced by Banner Health and its North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley.  The service failure left hospital staff without access to patient records, the internet and with spotty  phone service.  The 911 emergency service of the Weld County Regional Communication Center also experienced dropped calls.

The CenturyLink outages stretched from coast to coast but hit the western United State most significantly.   The outage impacted voice, IP and transport services.  According to a company spokesperson:  “The outage was caused by a faulty network management card from a third-party equipment vendor that caused invalid traffic replication.  Steps are being taken to help prevent the issue from reoccurring.”

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Read more from The Greeley Tribune as seen in the Craig Daily Press.

 

 

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