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Communications Sector 
October 31, Salisbury Post
 – (North Carolina) Fibrant working to restore phone 
service. Fibrant’s Internet and cable TV services were down for about 2 hours October 
31 in Salisbury, North Carolina. Phone service was still out for some customers, but 
was expected to be restored by 12 p.m. About 1,200 customers were affected, the 
interim director for the city’s new fiber-optic utility said. Internet and TV services were 
restored by 9 a.m., and Fibrant staffers were manually resetting phone service for about 
850 telephone customers one customer at a time. All three services went down at 7 a.m. 
due to a problem with one of Fibrant’s suppliers, the director said. He said he suspected 
the problem was with the supplier who provides the equipment that allows the 
network’s brain center, called the headend, to communicate with technology installed at 
each home. 
October 30, Middletown Times Herald-Record
 – (New York) Warwick dealing with 
telephone outages, power outages. As snow blanketed Warwick, New York, October 
29, a land-line telephone outage prevented the town's emergency officials and residents 
to make and receive phone calls. The town supervisor said landlines across the town 
were down, and the primary carrier, WVT Communications, was searching for the 
problem. Town and emergency officials were communicating with Orange County 
Emergency Services and the 911 Center via radio, and Warwick Police officers were 
patrolling through neighborhoods keeping an eye out for people needing assistance, the 
supervisor said. 
October 29, Vacaville Reporter
 – (California) Cable outages keep Comcast crews 
busy. Several Vacaville Reporter readers reported a Comcast service outage in 
Vacaville, California, October 27 during the World Series broadcast. Though Comcast 
officials could not confirm the incident, they said that technicians were on the scene 
October 28 of an outage in the area of Nut Tree Road. An estimated 3,000 subscribers 
were affected when a lawn mower reportedly took out seven nodes on a Comcast line. 
Service to all customers was restored by 5:50 p.m. 
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Commercial Facilities Sector 
October 31, KAKE 10 Wichita
 – (Kansas) Overnight fire destroys Islamic 
Center. Fire investigators were looking for cause after a fire destroyed a west Wichita, 
Kansas mosque, KAKE 10 Wichita reported October 31. Crews responded just before 1 
a.m. October 31 to the fire. Fire crews arrived on the scene to heavy flames and smoke 
coming from the front of the building. Crews were forced to battle the fire from the