Internet returning to Alaska after quake

  • Sat Jul 26th, 2014 4:10pm
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Associated Press

JUNEAU, Alaska — Internet and wireless service is returning to southeast Alaska after a widespread outage caused by an earthquake.

Between 10,000 and 15,000 people lost service Friday after a 5.9 magnitude earthquake 97 miles west of Juneau damaged an underwater fiber cable.

Alaska Communications spokeswoman Hannah Blankenship says that most customers had their service restored by Saturday morning.