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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Damage to fiber-optic cable disrupts Internet, phones

Advertiser Staff

Damage to a fiber-optic cable caused disruptions in service to some cell-phone and Internet users yesterday, an official said.

A Hawaiian Telcom spokesman said his company was told that AT&T reported that a fiber-optic cable was cut on O'ahu, affected mobile telephone and Internet service to Mainland and international destinations for some people served by AT&T.

Some Hawaiian Telcom customers were affected because the company uses AT&T as well as other carriers to route Internet traffic out of Hawai'i, the spokesman said.

AT&T officials could not be reached for comment.