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Fiber optics cut disrupts courthouse

A construction crew who cut a fiber optic cable disrupted Bartholomew County government for a few hours Monday afternoon. Telephone service was disrupted at most downtown county facilities including the Bartholomew County Courthouse, the county jail and sheriff’s department, the county governmental office building, and the Court Services building, Bartholomew County commissioner Carl Lienhoop said…read …

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Viasat Wins $49M Verdict Over Fiber Optic Technology

A Southern California jury on Wednesday gave Viasat Inc. every dollar of the $49 million it was seeking in contract claims against Acacia Communications Inc. But it delivered a mixed bag on Viasat’s trade secrets claims following a monthlong trial in northern San Diego County. Superior Court jurors found that Acacia willfully and maliciously misappropriated …

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Phone service restored following cut fiber optic line

FRISCO — Communications were fully restored to the Summit County 911 Center early Tuesday morning following outages across the state. The Summit County 911 Center, along with other dispatch centers and customers around western Colorado, temporarily lost phone service due to a “third-party fiber cut,” according to a brief statement from CenturyLink spokesperson Nikki Wheeler. …

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After a cut line sparks widespread SC web outages, full details unlikely to come to light

A few Charleston internet users were still struggling to connect early Wednesday as the fallout from a severed fiber optic cable began to fade. The online disconnect lasted about 12 hours, cutting off thousands of business and residential customers, who are not likely to learn much more about the cause and whether another can be …

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