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COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

Nelson P. Moe
Chief Information Officer cio@vita.virginia.gov
Virginia Information Technologies Agency11751 Meadowville Lane
Chester, Virginia 23836-6315
(804) 416-6100TDD VOICE -TEL. NO. 711
For additional information contact:
Lindsay LeGrand, APR
Director of Communications
804-416-6002
lindsay.legrand@vita.virginia.gov
Tue, 13 Oct 2020 12:45:00 EDT
For immediate release

Damaged Fiber Affecting Data Circuits Across the Commonwealth

Technicians remain on site for repair work; updates will be provided as work progresses
(Richmond, VA) - 

In the early morning of Tuesday, Oct. 13, the Virginia Information Technologies Agency (VITA) team received notification of network connectivity issues impacting its Verizon services.

Technicians learned that a Verizon fiber had been inadvertently struck as part of activities related to a Chesterfield County roadside utilities project, located off of Route 10 in Chester, Virginia. The fiber is located near the Commonwealth Enterprise Solutions Center (CESC), VITA’s headquarters. VITA, Verizon and Chesterfield County are working diligently to ensure that fiber repairs are made and connections are restored as soon as possible.

Technicians have been on site all morning working to repair the fiber cut as expeditiously as possible. While no estimated time of restoration is available as of noon, VITA will continue to provide updates from Verizon’s technician crews as work progresses.

The VITA team continues to collaborate with partner agencies to determine and mitigate associated impacts.

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About the Virginia Information Technologies Agency (VITA)
VITA is the commonwealth's consolidated technology services and solutions provider responsible for the operation of the state's technology infrastructure, governance, security and oversight of major IT projects, and procurement of technology-related goods and services on behalf of state and local governments. www.vita.virginia.gov


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