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Fire in bakery fries fiber optic cable

  • From: Sean Donelan
  • Date: Thu Mar 23 19:34:11 2006
  A fire Tuesday that tore through a popular bakery in Cohoes left 70,000
  Time Warner Cable subscribers without TV service. Some who also rely on
  the cable company for their high-speed Internet or telephone found all
  three out of commission.

In the pictures, it appears electric, telephone and cable lines were all
on the utility poles damaged by the fire.  I'm not sure why time-warner
cable had the brunt of the outages in the newspaper reports.  It may have
just been bad luck on which company's lines got baked (sorry, more bad