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Someone keeps on sabotaging the internet in Northern California




Fiber optic cables used for high speed Internet service.
Fiber optic cables used for high speed Internet service.
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A lot of people these days talk about cutting the cord and by that they mean getting rid of expensive cable subscriptions and relying instead on Internet streaming.

But in Northern California, someone, or someone"s", are literally going around cutting cords that provide public utilities, including 9-1-1 emergency services.

Shane Harris wrote about this bizarre turn of events in The Daily Beast and talked to Tess Vigeland about the issue. Click on the audio embedded at the top of the post to hear the entire interview.