September 17, 2014
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Thousands of South Bay residents have been without phone and Internet service for much of the day after vandals severed eight fiber optic cables in San Jose and another nearby town.
San Jose police say there is evidence that someone removed a manhole cover and severed four fiber optic cables. The incident cut phone and Internet service for thousands in Santa Clara County, including Gilroy, Morgan Hill and San Martin, and parts of Santa Cruz County.
Hours later, authorities in San Carlos reported that four cables there had also been cut. Police in both cities are investigating the incidents as vandalism.
Verizon customers had service restored this afternoon, while AT&T and Sprint were trying to restore service.
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