(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – An accidental cable cut spelled disaster for popular online site Wikipedia. According to a BBC report, the web presence faced downtime following the incident near one of the online encyclopedia’s data centers.
Website failure persisted for more than three hours as the cut cables remained separated for over sixty minutes. The cable line is known to connect between Tampa, Florida and Virginia.
“We’re having some technical issues, but our engineers are working on it. We’ll be back soon!,” read a Tweet from the Wikimedia Foundation, according to PCMag.com
However, not everything was on the downside for the Wikimedia Foundation. The BBC noted that the company’s mobile presence remained active.
Wikipedia’s Tampa, Florida data center operates on less than 300 servers, according to DatacenterKnowledge.com. Earlier this year, the site blacked out its homepage in objection to proposed U.S. antipiracy legislation including the Stop Online Piracy Act and the Protect IP Act.