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June 21, 2005: New Zealand Loses Internet
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June 21, 2005: New Zealand Loses Internet

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Today in 2005, a rat chewed through one of Telecom New Zealand (now Spark New Zealand)’s major fiber optic cables, and along with an unrelated failure at the same, cause a five hour shutdown of internet, electronic fund transfer systems, and the New Zealand Stock Exchange.

 

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