Verizon said that it has experienced 24 separate instances of sabotage in which "criminals have damaged or destroyed critical network facilities," with some of these occurrences leading to customer outages.
Verizon, which is dealing with a strike involving 40,000 of its workers, made the revelation today during its first-quarter conference call with investors. The company warned these investors that the ongoing disruption could impact second-quarter performance.
"We will find out who's behind these highly dangerous criminal acts and we will pursue criminal charges," Michael Mason, Verizon's chief security officer, said in a statement. "These perpetrators are putting lives at risk and these dangerous acts need to stop."
FierceTelecom has a full report on this ongoing labor situation here.