Boise State University’s “Boise State Public Radio” Classical, Jazz and News/Talk networks across Idaho have been off the air and since Wednesday evening due to a network outage caused by a manhole repair that damaged a fiber optic cable in the vicinity of its studios.
The outage also affects the network’s streaming platforms. BSPR writes, “Syringa Networks told our staff late Wednesday night contractors at the corner of Broadway and Beacon installed a concrete collar around a manhole, which resulted in damage to the. fiber optic cable. This caused an internet outage to all of Boise State’s campus and damaged over 200 fiber connections. Boise State’s main campus was able to reroute and restore internet connectivity. But because of Boise State Public Radio’s proximity to the damaged cable, we are unable to reroute our network.”
The repairs are not expected to be completed until Friday, August 25.
Boise State Public Radio operates a Classical service based at 90.3 KBSU-FM Boise, a Public News/Talk service based at 91.5 KBSX Boise, and a Jazz service off of KBSU-HD2 Boise and are heard on signals across Idaho (and one in northern Nevada)