Wikipedia back online after brief service cut
SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - Popular online knowledge trove Wikipedia was back online on Monday after a fiber optic cable connection between its two US data centers was severed, causing an hour-long service outage.
A cable line linking data centers in the states of Virginia and Florida was severed about 1300 GMT (9pm, Singapore time) , according to the nonprofit Wikimedia Foundation, which operates Wikipedia.org and other websites.
Wikipedia's websites were restored after an hour and the mobile service was back online by about 1535 GMT, Wikimedia said.
"We are now working with our network provider to determine how and why we were impacted by that fiber cut when we are supposed to have redundancy in our network," Wikimedia said in a blog post.