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Internet Outages, Fiber-Optic Vandals Expose Large Gaps In US Broadband

When vandals sliced a fiber-optic cable in the Arizona desert last month, they did more than time-warp thousands of people back to an era before computers, credit cards or even phones. They exposed a glaring vulnerability in the nation’s Internet infrastructure — no backup systems in many places.


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Eager Beaver Blamed For Killing Internet In NM

Officials have finally identified the culprit behind a 20-hour Internet and cellphone outage last week in northern New Mexico -an eager beaver.