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[Editor’s note: communications have been restored]

All Internet and land line communication at Sunbelt Software went down as of 10:15 a.m. today.

Verizon and Time Warner Internet and land line service in most of Clearwater, Fla., has been blacked out and is expected to be restored by mid afternoon today (EST).

Time-Warner technicians tell us their splicers are repairing a fiber ring that was damaged by a repair crew at the Intersection of Drew Street and Betty Lane. The crew was working on overhead lines when their equipment accidentally damaged a box containing fiber cable equipment.

(Thanks to the Dunedin Public Library for Internet connectivity.)

Tom Kelchner

Update 2:15 p.m.

Photos from the scene:

Repair crew at work

Damaged box:
Damaged cables:

(Photos by Dan L.)