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Wikipedia down after cables accidentally cut

  • Online encyclopedia Wikipedia was brought down on Monday after two cables were accidentally cut near its data center in Florida.

    The site was inaccessible or extremely slow for over two hours.

    It is not yet clear what caused the cut or where it took place. However, Wikipedia has ruled out any suggestion of malicious intent.

    The two cables, which stretched between Tampa and Virginia, were broken for an hour and six minutes.

    It took another hour for service to be restored after the cables were repaired.