(WGEM) -- Thousands of Tri-State residents and businesses were affected by an AT&T outage Monday.
AT&T spokesperson Erin McGrath says the issue started just before 9 a.m. because of a third party transport provider problem.
Long distance phone service on land lines is still experiencing issues.
If you try dialing long distance, you'll hear the message "all circuits are busy".
Below is the statement from AT&T:
"Due to a cable cut caused by a third party, some AT&T customers in the Quincy area may be experiencing issues with wireline services. Technicians are working to repair the damage as quickly as possible and restore service. We apologize for this inconvenience."
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