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Eager beaver blamed for US state Internet outage

June 28, 2013

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

CenturyLink spokesman David Gonzales told The Associated Press on Friday that a beaver chewed through the fiber line last week. He says the evidence was discovered by contractors who worked to repair the outage.

Officials say more than 1,800 Internet users were affected by the blackout. The number of cellphone users without service during that time is still unknown.

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