published Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

AT&T working to fix four Chattanooga-area cell towers

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    This cell tower in North Chattanooga is one of many in Hamilton County.

AT&T is working to fix four cell towers in the Chattanooga area that were damaged by Tropical Storm Lee, according to spokeswoman Cathy Lewandowski.

The storms received “some equipment damage” as a result of the week’s storms, and “as a result, some AT&T wireless customers in Chattanooga may be experiencing a service interruption while placing and receiving mobile-to-mobile calls,” she said.

Lewandowski said that “AT&T technicians are working around the clock to restore service to the affected towers and we apologize for the service interruption to our customers.”

AT&T was previously hit with outages after tornadoes battered the company’s infrastructure in late April, but set up mobile cell towers to allow customers to communicate while repairs were under way.

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Ellis Smith joined the Chattanooga Times Free Press in January 2010 as a business reporter. His beat includes the flooring industry, Chattem, Unum, Krystal, the automobile market, real estate and technology. Ellis is from Marietta, Ga., and has a bachelor’s degree in mass communication at the University of West Georgia. He previously worked at UTV-13 News, Carrollton, Ga., as a producer; at the The West Georgian, Carrollton, Ga., as editor; and at the Times-Georgian, Carrollton, ...

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