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Rats! There goes the telly. Again.

# 26 October 2011, 07:23 by Chris T

They breed an altogether different class of rat in the Kingdom of Fife.

Rats worldwide are known for their ability to deliver a powerful bite, but an infestation of the critters in Eastern Scotland managed to chew through glass fibre cables, causing chaos for Virgin Media and its customers.

Subscribers in Kirkcaldy and Leven, and Fife Council itself in Glenrothes, suffered downtime while network techs replaced the chewed cables. But just 24 hours later the service was down again.

The company replaced a second batch of damaged fibreoptics before installing ‘additional measures’ to try to prevent the tough-jawed rodents from causing further damage.

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