Severed fiber-optic line slows down internet, DMVs

Severed fiber-optic line slows down internet, DMVs

Amy Reid | KMVT 11

If your internet seemed slower on Wednesday, you weren’t alone.

Due to a severed fiber-optic line there were slowdowns around the Magic and Wood River valleys, including at county DMVs.

According to the Idaho Transportation Department, a local contractor in Boise cut a fiber-optic line doing minor excavation along a city street.

This caused computers to go down at the Blaine County DMV, but the department said some DMVs just experienced slowdowns.

The spokesman for the department said it is not an internal ITD issue, though they aren’t sure yet who is responsible. He said it could be from someone doing something like construction near the line and accidentally nicking it…(Read the full story)

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