New York AG opens probe into AT&T wireless outage

FILE PHOTO: The company logo for AT&T is displayed on a screen on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., September 18, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo

WASHINGTON – New York Attorney General Letitia James said Thursday her office is investigating the cause of last week’s AT&T wireless outage for up to 12 hours as well as the telecom firm’s response.

The Federal Communications Commission is also investigating the Feb. 22 outage. AT&T said on Saturday it would provide $5 billing credits for consumers who were impacted but has not disclosed how many customers temporarily lost service.

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