INTERNET: Interesting failure

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REUTERS/Joshua Lott

Time Warner Cable’s services have been restored after suffering a significant outage early on Wednesday.

“At 4:30 a.m. ET today, during routine network maintenance, an issue with our Internet backbone created disruption with our Internet and On Demand services,” the company explained, in a statement emailed to “As of 6 a.m. ET services were largely restored, as updates continue to bring all affected customers back online.”

Time Warner Cable spokesman Scott Pryzwansky told that the company is still investigating the root cause of the outage, and, at this stage, is unable to provide a definitive number of affected customers

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Wonder if this is a justification for the Comcast merger?

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