A line cut by a contractor digging to install Spectrum and AT&T high-speed fiber left 137 homes without power in Stonehaven in Charlotte’s Cotswold neighborhood on Tuesday, homeowners told the Observer.
Power was knocked out at 2:30 p.m. in a Stonehaven cul-de-sac, and neighbors said Duke Energy didn’t expect to restore electricity to remaining homes until 1 a.m. Wednesday.
As Google Fiber, AT&T and other competitors race to bring faster internet connections to Charlotte, residents have complained about the damage and inconvenience caused during construction, the Observer has reported.
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In an Observer article about the damage and disruptions, an AT&T spokesman said the company’s goal was to minimize interruptions and keep residents informed on its construction progress. “If construction-related issues do occur, we work quickly to resolve and restore any impacts from our work,” the spokesman said.