Thursday, April 9, 2009

AT&T Offers $250K Reward in Fiber Sabbotage Case in Silicon Valley

AT&T is offering a $250,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the vandals responsible for damaging fiber optic cables near San Jose and San Carlos, California on April 9. The vandalism disrupted service to many Silicon Valley customers and businesses. AT&T crews restored service to most customers later that same day.

"We have zero tolerance for any criminal who would attack our network and the many customers -- both consumers and businesses -- who depend on the services the network delivers," said John Stankey, president and chief executive officer of AT&T Operations. "We are aggressively working with law enforcement authorities to see that those responsible for this willful act are apprehended and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law."