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Old 04-08-11, 12:08 AM   #1
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For a place that many considered "third world" and lagging behind in technology they have 90% coverage in fiber optic internet access while we have barely and at a turtle speed at most...

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A 75-year-old woman in Georgia is facing a prison sentence after she knocked out a large portion of Armenia and Georgiaís internet for a number of hours. While searching for copper scrap, the woman is said to have damaged fiber optic cabling that provides 90 percent of Armenia and much of Georgia with internet access. Armenians were reportedly without internet access for 12 hours while Georgians were without access for five. Web users in Azerbaijan were also affected.

According to AFP, a representative for Georgian Railway Telecom, the company that owns the cabling, said they donít know how the woman managed to get at the cables in the first place.

"I cannot understand how this lady managed to find and damage the cable," the head of the company's marketing department, Giorgi Ionatamishvili said. "It has robust protection and such incidents are extremely rare," he said.

The woman is said to have found the cables while scavenging for copper.

"She found the cable while collecting scrap metal and cut it with a view to stealing it," Georgian interior ministry spokesman Zura Gvenetadze told AFP.

She has been charged with damaging property and, if sheís convicted, could spend up to three years in the pokey. Though the investigation is ongoing, the woman was granted temporary release because of her old age.
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that doesnt mean 90% coverage, just that one cable provides 90% of the access
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Old 04-08-11, 10:12 AM   #3
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I'm thinking she can counter-sue them for not putting the cable deep enough. How far down can a 75 year old lady dig?
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This is funny, but how can they sentence a 75yr old lady?! Did she know what the cable was?
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LOL if 90% of your countries internet is dependent on one line that is shallow enough in the ground that a 75 year old lady can dig into it, you have have a MAJOR fail for a network.
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This is funny, but how can they sentence a 75yr old lady?! Did she know what the cable was?
She was attempting to steal copper though lol
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funny story. whoever was in charge of the cable installation needs to be fired.
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She was using one of these perhaps?
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