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Wikipedia Outage Was Caused By Cut Cables

Wikipedia went down for a couple of hours yesterday. The reason? Someone managed to sever the fibre cables connecting the site’s servers in Florida.

The Telegraph reports that Wikipedia is adamant the incident isn’t a result of foul play. More likely, it was an inept labourer who managed to accidentally cut two over-land cables that run between Tampa and Virginia.

Still, the outage only lasted a few hours, so for anyone writing a paper, the delays shouldn’t have caused too much heartache. [Telegraph]

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