A cut fiber optic cable caused an outage in mid-Michigan on Wednesday, affecting large areas of Michigan, including Hillsdale.
Outages are concentrated in Lansing and East Lansing, according to an outage map from Verizon, although it is also affecting Jackson in high numbers. Students in Hillsdale also reported issues.
Sophomore John Arnold said that although his phone service is out, he can still use Snapchat and iMessage over the college’s WiFi. He originally noticed his service was out after he heard other people talking about the outage.
“I heard two other people say their phone wasn’t working, so I checked,” Arnold said.
There is no report yet if the outage has affected college operations. A local Verizon store could not be reached for comment.