By Fierce Telecom

CenturyLink is working to repair a cut on a submarine cable that connects Washington state's San Juan Islands to the mainland. The network outage has left island residents and businesses without access to phone or Internet service for the past week and prompted San Juan County officials to declare a state of emergency.

According to a report in The Seattle Times citing county officials, the “catastrophic failure” of the cable that links residents and businesses on the islands to the mainland began last Tuesday. The fiber cut has also aff

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