By The Register

A major internet routing outage struck UK telcos over the bank holiday weekend – knackering access to the World of Warcraft website*, the BBC, Amazon, Facebook and other sites for more than 24 hours.

It's understood that a sub-sea cable carrying web traffic snapped between Blighty and the Netherlands, causing headaches for ISPs. Some Reg readers affected by the downtime had suspected that the culprit was undersea fibre optic cabling that had been mistakenly sliced.

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