Shaw internet outage result of highways contractor damaging cable near Paint Lake

Shaw internet outage result of highways contractor damaging cable near Paint Lake

Ian Graham | Thompson Citizen

A Shaw internet outage in Thompson that began on the morning of Dec. 4 and continued overnight and into the early morning of Dec. 6 was caused by a private contractor damaging a Manitoba Hydro Telecom-owned cable used by Shaw.

The contractor was working for the provincial highways department on a project to widen Highway 6 near Paint Lake south of Thompson when the fibre line was damaged, said Manitoba Hydro public affairs officer Bruce Owen, who said Manitoba Hydro was trying to determine if the contractor had done underground line locates prior to beginning excavation…(Read the full story)

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