Summit County On Wednesday, a lightning strike hit the microwave tower on Separation Peak in Carbon County, temporarily knocking out Union Wireless wireless and Internet service, according to a news release.
Union Wireless radio technicians were on the site of the mishap in minutes and worked quickly to reroute circuits to bring back services at a reduced capacity, according to the release. Chief Customer Relations Officer Brian Woody said “service was fully restored and functional on June 30th at 12:00 p.m.”
Because of the nature of telecommunications, microwave links cover more than just a limited geographic area. The lightning that struck the microwave tower has affected areas that include most of Carbon, Albany and Laramie Counties in Wyoming as well as Craig and Steamboat Springs, according to the release.