Despite the speculation amongst AT&T customers, the cellular network outage was not due to solar flares or a cyber attack, but rather an internal error during network expansion. Solar flares do indeed have the potential to disrupt technological systems on Earth, yet the intensity of the recent solar events does not correlate with the timing of the AT&T outage, as confirmed by the company’s statement and NOAA’s clarification.

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