Damage to fibre line cause of major disruption of Nortwestel service

Damage to a fibre line leading into Yellowknife had many hockey fans watching this blue screen instead of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Emelie Peacock photo
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Northwestel says damage to the fibre line leading into Yellowknife was the cause of a major disruption in service Wednesday night to the city and surrounding areas.

The telecommunications company says service was restored Thursday morning. Temporary repairs were done and now the company is investigating the cause of the damage and completing full repairs.

The interruption around 8 p.m. came at an unfortunate time, as some customers were preparing to watch the Colorado Avalanches face the San Jose Sharks in Game 7 during the Stanley Cup playoffs.

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