The Aleutian Islands village of Nikolski has not had phone service since early November. ACS provides service to the island. ACS Communications Director Paula Dobbyn says the problem started with a blown switch on a phone system tailored for a small, isolated community. Only about 40 towns use the same type of switch, requiring special parts manufacturing. A technician is trying to get to Nikolski to repair the problem but is stuck in Unalaska with weather delays.
Anne Hillman, KUCB – Unalaska
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