Cut Cables Disrupt Telecommunication Services Across the Northeast

By Jonah Bromwich

Cuts to fiber optic cables caused widespread disruptions to telephone, television and Internet service across the Northeast for several hours on Monday, Time Warner Cable and Cox Communications reported.

Eric Mangan, a Time Warner spokesman, said the problem, which began in the early afternoon, had stemmed from cables managed by Level 3 Communications, a company that provides Internet infrastructure to several telecommunications companies, including Cox and Time Warner.

Mr. Mangan said that repairs at Level 3 were “well underway” and that Time Warner had restored service in New York City at 8:45 p.m.

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