NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Thousands of Spectrum customers lost TV, internet, and phone service on Friday morning.

The cable and internet outage affected about 80,000 Spectrum customers in Brooklyn like Yamini who has a home office.

“If I can’t deliver I have to give them some kind of a break,” she told 1010 WINS’ Sonia Rincon.

She said she’s still paying full price for service from a company whose ad campaign mocks its competitors.

“Fix you first before you fix others,” she said.

Spectrum crews spent the day fixing cables on Henry and Sackett Streets, blaming vandalism and pointing to the rise in outages since its electric workers went on strike.

“Vandalism of Charter’s fiber-optic network in Brooklyn early this morning has resulted in thousands of customers there losing service. Our repair crews have been working tirelessly I’m the past several hours to restore service as quickly as possible. We appreciate our customers’ patience as we do. We are also working with the NYPD on an investigation of this latest round of criminal destruction of our network,” Spokesman John Bonamo said in a statement.

“Sometimes the big companies like to blame the little guy for no reason,” Luis Quinones said.

Over the summer, charges were dropped against a striking worker blamed in similar sabotage pending further investigation.


Comments (12)
  1. If unions don’t want to be treated like thugs, then they shouldn’t act like thugs. Charter should just fire them all.

  2. mjazzguitar says:

    I hope the Muhammadans don’t start doing this.

  3. In our town in Costa Rica, Nica’s used cutters and a truck to steal 1/4 mile of telephone and power cable. Cut a section down, lashed it to their truck and tore it right off the poles. ICE (the power company) replaced the power wires. But we chose not to replace the land lines. Trashed land lines and went total Cell and satellite. They can’t steal what isn’t there. As NYC goes totally central american, keep this in mind. And just say “Thanks Obama.”

  4. Welfare punks with nothing else to do except destroy property…

  5. Organized labor and organized crime. No difference.

  6. John Harold says:

    Old Weathermen trick from the sixties. Must be antifa.
    Is Bill Ayers running that, too?
    See why traitors should die?

    1. John Schmidt says:

      Uncle weather bee, remember him?he wouldn’t do that:)

  7. Harry Buskin says:

    So, NYC, does this make you feel secure?

  8. Dave Stanley says:

    Can’t really get mad at spectrum over this. Sounds like they’re doing what they’re supposed to be doing (outage wasn’t a result of their actions, it was vandalism, or i’d call it domestic terrorism) I’d think when they catch whoever did this, at the minimum it’s an FCC interfering with communications law broken, you actually could call this domestic terrorism, interfering with communication. If a foreign country or agent did this it would be an act of or prelude to war.

  9. Unions need to know that the public despises them when their members engage in this kind of sabotage.

  10. Tom Mccoy says:

    ANTIFA just issued a press release: BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. Tobias Keith says:

      So, where is the antifa’s press release, Tom. Can’t find it on any wire services.

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