Sep 11, 2015 4:28 PM
City workers cut cable; leave Nashua businesses without phone, internet
NASHUA - City workers replacing sidewalks on Main Street inadvertently cut a telephone and internet cable, causing problems for several Main Street businesses this week.
"It's hard to run a law business without being able to talk to your clients," Tim Bush, a lawyer with Wilson Bush Durkin and Keefe, told the Telegraph of Nashua.
The severed cable has affected buildings between 170-186 Main St. served by Fairpoint, including the Professional Building, the Landmark Building and the Chase Building.
Among the businesses affected was Fay's Fine Cabinetry at 172 Main St. "I'm using my cell and much as I can. But all my orders are processed online, so we can't use cards or process customer's transactions," said Laurie Grebowski.
Nashua Streets Superintendent Eric Ryder said construction crews were digging in front of the Wesley House next to the Main Street Methodist Church and cut the copper line
"Fairpoint is here now, though they don't have an exact time for when repairs will be completed," Ryder said. "It's unfortunate, but sometimes these things happen during construction, and we're going to get it working as soon as possible."
One of the challenges has been to get new copper cable to splice onto the line, according to Fairpoint.
"Unfortunately, copper cable isn't something we always have on hand, so we have people in Manchester getting copper cable now," said Ken Simard, a contract work inspector with Fairpoint. No timeline for completing the repair was available.