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Cut Cables Disrupt Northern California Phones, TV Service

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(AP) - Internet and phone services have been disrupted in some areas of Northern California after three major fiber optic cables were cut.

The FBI says vandalism early Tuesday at an Alameda County site caused outages reported along the Interstate 80 corridor from the San Francisco Bay Area through Sacramento to Auburn in the Sierra foothills.

FBI spokesman Greg Wuthrich says it appears to be the latest in about a dozen acts of vandalism at San Francisco Bay Area locations in the last year.

Among the companies affected was Wave Broadband, which provides Internet, telephone and television links through the cables.

Service providers Level 3 Communications and Zayo Group could not offer estimates of how many were affected. The cities of Dixon, Rocklin and West Sacramento were among those suffering Internet outages.