Beaver Blamed for Internet, Cell Phone Outage in New Mexico


CenturyLink representatives believe they’ve identified the culprit in the case of a severed fiber-optic cable that left thousands in New Mexico without internet or cable — a beaver. The company repaired the cable, but customers were left without service for 20 hours on June 19 and 20.

The fiber-optic cable runs from Taos, New Mexico to Interstate 25, according to the Santa Fe New Mexican. That stretch measures more than 50 miles. The evidence of beaver bites was discovered by contractors who repaired the fiber-optic cable.

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