Telecommunications is often seen as a serious business, so we love running into stories that show the fun inner workings of a very complex industry!
Well, dam. A group of eager beavers shut down internet service in a western Canadian town over the weekend after they chewed through fiber cables and used them to build their home.
The outage wreaked havoc on the internet, cable television and local cell phone service of about 1,000 Telus customers in Tumbler Ridge, British Columbia — a town with only about 2,000 people total. The service provider described the 36-hour outage as a "very rare and uniquely Canadian disruption."
"Our team immediately worked to identify the location of the damage and discovered that the cause of this fiber cut is fairly unique — beavers have chewed through our fiber cable at multiple points, causing extensive damage," Telus spokesperson Liz Sauvé told CBS News on Monday. "Our team located a nearby dam, and it appears the beavers dug underground alongside the creek to reach our cable, which is buried about three feet underground and protected by a 4.5-inch thick conduit."
Whether you're birthing a new business or a new project, we may not be able to assist with the right name, but we can make sure you get the best out of your internet service provider!
Inspiration for a baby name can strike anywhere at any time.
While most people browse the Internet for suggestions, one couple decided to name their child after their internet provider.
According to Fox News, the new parents made the decision in hopes of cutting down internet costs.
They responded to an advertisement from Twifi, a Swiss based internet provider, that was offering free internet for 18 years to families who named their child after the service.
The internet provider chose “Twifus” for a boy and “Twifia” for a girl.
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