BOSTON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Time Warner Cable Inc, the No. 2 U.S. cable operator, suffered a massive network outage on Wednesday due to suspected human error that cut Internet services to some 11 million businesses and residences, prompting a New York state investigation.
The outage to all of its Internet customers across 29 states began at about 4:30 a.m. EDT, said company spokesman Bobby Amirshahi. Services were “largely restored” by 6 a.m and “a majority, if not all” were back on line as of 8 a.m., he said.
By Jim Finkle
CAMBRIDGE Mass. (Reuters) – A U.S. writer freed this week after being held captive for two years by Syrian insurgents on Wednesday thanked those who had worked for his release and said he was emotionally overwhelmed by his welcome home.
Peter Theo Curtis, who was held by Nusra Front, al Qaeda’s official wing in Syria, said he had no idea while he was imprisoned that there had been hundreds of people around the world pushing for his release.