UDPATED 4:31PM: Phone service provided by New Wave Communications, was slowly being restored late this afternoon, after a widespread outage this morning. Some calls are reportedly still being dropped by the system as of late afternoon.
STORY POSTED 10:16AM: New Wave Communications has notified Regional Radio News, that they are experiencing a network outage over a large portion of their service area in Central Illinois. Customers on New Wave's telephone service, can expect poor voice quality and dropped calls, until the outage is repaired. New Wave has not given us a timetable on when their telephone service will be restored. Stay tuned to Regional Radio for more information.