SBC fixes DSL problems in NE Oklahoma

Friday, March 28th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Miami, Oklahoma-AP) -- Thousands of Oklahomans went without Internet access when two routers went bad.

Routers in the Tulsa office of SBC Advanced Solutions Incorporated went out Wednesday, leaving DSL subscribers off-line.

A router is a device that directs information from one computer to another.

The first router kept customers off the Internet from about 9 in the morning to 2 in the afternoon. The second failure was from about 2 to 5 p-m.

Service went down again Thursday morning.

Subscribers in northeast Oklahoma from Tulsa to Miami were affected. Dial-up customers still had access.

SBC spokesman Marty Richter says router problems are rare.