Google optical cables break, cause problems in Eastern Europe

The problem, which lasted for two hours, was caused by the physical rupture of some fiber optic cables, a very unusual thing.

Damaged Google optical cables caused problems with the internet in Eastern Europe, Iran and Turkey on Thursday.

The problem, which lasted for two hours, was caused by the physical rupture of some fiber optic cables, a very unusual thing.

Google said its services were unavailable in the aforementioned regions for more than 30 minutes.

Access to Bulgaria, Iran and Turkey had been in trouble for two hours. No information was given about the cables being broken. There have also been similar cases in the past where optical cables were incorrectly cut.

In 2011, a 75-year-old woman damaged optical cables connecting Georgia to Armenia while searching for scrap.

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