Some Bell business customers have phone outage, problem seems to be in Ontario

Bell Canada says some of its business phone customers are experiencing service disruptions because of an issue with a network hardware component.

A spokesman for the telecommunications company said mid-afternoon that its technicians were working to restore full service but provided no details on the extent of the problem.

The Niagara Catholic District School Board also issued a tweet that said that Bell had advised it that a widespread outage had prevented incoming calls to some of its schools.

The school board said email was a better way to communicate until the problem was resolved.