Following Tuesday morning's act of sabotage that cut phone and Internet service in much of Gilroy and Santa Cruz County, AT&T announced a $250,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.
"Following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, AT&T’s networks were declared National Critical Infrastructures in recognition of their importance to the nation’s security," AT&T announced in a press release. "Anyone who tampers with, destroys or disrupts the company’s network or its components is in violation of federal and state laws. AT&T is assisting law enforcement to identify and prosecute those responsible."
The vandalism, which happened just after 1 a.m. on April 16, involved cut fiber optic cables in a manhole in San Jose.
Repair time estimates have been pushed back continually. Most recently, AT&T said phones and Internet would be back up and running by Wednesday morning.
Anyone with information on the vandal can give tips to AT&T at 800-807-4205.