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Cable failure hits UK Internet traffic

A fault in an undersea cable system linking Europe and the US has disrupted Internet and transatlantic telephone services across Britain. A major failure in one of the key communications links between America and Europe appears to have caused widespread disruption to Internet services in the UK. The fault occurred on Tuesday afternoon in the TAT-14 fibre-optic cable system that connects the US, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, France and the UK, and is understood to have left TAT-14 unusable for traffic at present. TAT-14 is owned by a consortium of telcos. According to BT, a member of the consortium, the disruption occurred between France and the Netherlands and disrupted a range of telecommunication services. Full Story

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