UPDATE: UTEP still experiencing campus-wide network issues

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EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — Faculty, staff and students at the University of Texas at El Paso say they are still experiencing the impact of widespread network issues that affected lecturing online tools on Friday.  

Campus officials have still not announced what caused the network problems, but students and members of the school’s faculty and staff say they cannot not access key online services. The school’s main webpage has been down for over 24 hours.  

Some faculty told KTSM 9 News that the network issues prevented them from using Blackboard services and email.  

On Saturday, the school characterized the network problems as a “technical issue” and mentioned their information and technologies department would continue looking into the problem.

UTEP has acknowledged the issue affected the COVID-19 walk-up testing sites on Friday. But the network issues did not stop vaccinations at the school for the coronavirus.  

“IT (Information and Technology) is working to resolve these issues as quickly as possible,” the school posted on its Twitter account. “We will provide updates here as new information becomes available.” 

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