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AT&T Wireless restores data access in Triangle area

Posted November 23, 2009 10:31 a.m. EST
Updated November 23, 2009 12:43 p.m. EST

— AT&T Wireless customers in the Triangle area experienced trouble with the network’s high-speed data services on Monday morning.

An AT&T spokesperson in Charlotte said “intermittent” outages had taken place.

Service was restored around 11 a.m.

"Due to an equipment issue, some AT&T customers in the Raleigh area may have experienced issues with their 3G data service earlier this morning," AT&T's Amy Bristle said. "AT&T technicians have resolved the issue, and all service should be running normally. We apologize for any inconvenience to our customers."

A WRAL viewer had contacted WRAL.com to report “No 3G service for me today.”

3G is a reference to third-generation service, which offers higher upload and download services that older networks. 3G also better supports multi-media services such as access to the Web, photos and images as well as video