Internet service restored in Mideast and Asia

[Reuters] Services on two of three broken undersea cables providing Internet services to parts of the Middle East and Asia have been restored and repairs on the third were nearly complete Sunday, the cables’ operators said.
http://iht.com/articles/2008/02/10/business/cable.phpAnchor caused cut in Internet cable in Persian Gulf, cause of Mediterranean cuts still unknown [AP]
An abandoned anchor was responsible for cutting one of the undersea Internet cables severed last week, causing disruptions across the Middle East and parts of Asia, the cable’s owner said Friday.A FLAG Telecom repair crew discovered the anchor near where the fiber-optic cable was severed Feb. 1 in the Persian Gulf, 35 miles north of Dubai, between the Emirates and Oman.Weighing more than 5.5 tons, the anchor has been pulled to the surface. The company did not immediately explain whether the anchor moved and snapped the cable or whether the cable itself was drifting when it was sliced.
news.smh.com.au/anchor-caused-cut-in-internet-cable-in-persian-gulf-cause-of-mediterranean-cuts-still-unknown/20080209-1r6b.html
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