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Telephone and internet outage in Nain

Full bars are not a common sight on phones in Port Hope Simpson. Poor internet service has kept the community limited on all fronts. Health care, schooling, business and bill payments are just some of the areas that have suffered due to extremely slow internet access. Kyle Greenham/The Northern Pen
Bell Aliant is presently investigating an issue with internet and telephone service in Nain. - SaltWire Network file photo

NAIN, NL – An internet and telephone outage is affecting Nain today, Jan. 23, according to the RCMP.

There are presently no telephone calls coming into the area, a news release stated. Partial service is available within the community, however.

Residents seeking police assistance are asked to contact Nain detachment by phone or in person.

The problem appears to be a power issue at the Bell Aliant's local shed, and technicians are headed there to investigate.

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