Vandalism Cuts Spectrum Cable TV Service To Customers In Queens

Vandalism Cuts Spectrum Cable TV Service To Customers In Queens


$150,000 BAIL AT THE ROCKLAND COUNTY JAIL. REPORTING LIVE FROM ROCKLAND COUNTY, VALERIE CASTRO, CBS 2 NEWS. OKAY, VALERIE. IF YOU’RE WATCHING THIS TONIGHT, THERE’S A GOOD CHANCE YOU’RE NOT IN QUEENS. TENS OF THOUSANDS ARE WITHOUT PHONE, INTERNET, OR CABLE, AND POLICE SAY IT LOOKS LIKE SOMEBODY DID IT ON PURPOSE. Reporter: SOME OF THE 60,000 SPECTRUM CUSTOMERS WHO HAVE BEEN WITHOUT SERVICE TONIGHT HAVE BEEN THROUGH THIS BEFORE. BACK IN APRIL, VANDALS CUT OFF SERVICE FOR 30,000 CUSTOMERS. WHY WOULD ANYONE CUT CABLE WIRES? POLICE SOURCES SAY IT APPEARS TO BE SABOTAGE BY PEOPLE ON THE INSIDE. TONIGHT, JASON DIAZ IS HAVING DINNER AT HIS LOCAL BAR IN FORESTHILLS, SINCE THEIR TV’S WORK, AND HIS SPECTRUM CABLE IS OUT. THEY’RE OUT EVERYWHERE, AND THEY’RE STILL OUT. Reporter: HIS DAY WITHOUT CABLE, INTERNET, OR PHONE SERVICE ISN’T JUST BORING, IT’S COSTING HIM BUSINESS. I DO A LOT OF STUFF AT HOME FOR WORK, AND I EMAIL BACK AND FORTH TO CLIENTS, NOW I CAN’T DO THAT. DRINKING IS THE NEXT BEST OPTION. Reporter: HE ISN’T THE ONLY ONE. CASH ONLY SIGNS ARE POSTED ALONG BARS AND RESTAURANTS IN THE AREA. THE OUTAGE ALSO TOOK OUT THEIR CREDIT CARD MACHINES. A FEW PEOPLE ACTUALLY LEFT. WE DID HAVE TO TURN DOWN A FEW CUSTOMERS. Reporter: MELINDA KATZ TWEETED TODAY, PER SPECTRUM, VANDALS CUT FIBERS AT FOUR MAJOR HUBS, CUTTING SERVICE FOR 60,000 CUSTOMERS IN QUEENS. CONTRACTORS SPENT MORE THAN 16 HOURS TRYING TO FIX TORN FIBERS. THEY TELL US WHOEVER DID THIS, KNEW EXACTLY WHAT TO DO. THE WIRES ARE SO THICK, ONLY SPECIAL TOOLS CAN CUT THEM. POLICE SOURCES LINK IT BACK TO SPECTRUM TECHNICIANS WHO HAVE BEEN ON STRIKE FOR MONTHS. WE WOULD NEVER DO THAT, WE WOULDN’T CONDONE THAT. SOME CUSTOMERS AREN’T BUYING IT. I THINK THAT’S UNFAIR TO THE COMMUNITY. SO IF YOU’RE COMPANY IS NOT DOING WELL TO YOU, YOU’RE TRYING TO PUNISH SUSPECT ELSE WHO DIDN’T DO ANYTHING TO YOU. Reporter: SPECTRUM HOPES TO

Danny Hutson

3 thoughts on “Vandalism Cuts Spectrum Cable TV Service To Customers In Queens

  1. Spectrum is an ALIEN OWNED. company…its how the rods and orbs travel! This sabatore is brilliant and connected to the multiverse

  2. +CBS New York; the correct word is 'VANDAL' – a vandal cut the cords, NOT 'vandalism cut…' (the CORRECT word is used throughout this video!)

    Hire someone who knows basic English grammar.

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