Beavers made cripple the Internet in Canada

Beavers made cripple the Internet in Canada

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About 900 customers of Canadian Internet provider Telus in the 2,000-resident community of Tumblr Ridge in British Columbia were cut off from the Internet for a total of 36 hours on Saturday and Sunday as Beaver damaged fiber optic cable. Canadian broadcaster does CBC report.

Multiple cable damaged

Beaver had cut cables at several locations and caused a lot of damage, a spokesperson for the provider told CBC. Rodents are said to be dug underground along a line buried one meter below the ground. After gnawing through a four inch thick pipe, they cut the fiber optic cable.

Cured defects after 36 hours

After 36 hours, the provider’s technicians were able to fix the damage. According to the CBC, their work was made more difficult as land in the area was still partially frozen. The internet provider described the incident to the broadcaster as a “perhaps unique Canadian disruption”.

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