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This will set the conspiracy buffs on edge...

August 10, 2006 03:25 PM

...and we don't consider ourselves conspiracy buffs here at NBS.  But we do find these things, well, interesting:

Major Cellphone Outage Reported in New York

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Sprint Nextel Corp. said an outage of its cellphone service in parts of the New York borough of Queens on Thursday was caused by water damage to network equipment due to a burst pipe.

The outage came amid intensified airport security after British police said they had foiled a plot to blow up several aircraft flying between Britain and the United States. Two major New York airports -- JFK and LaGuardia -- are in Queens.

The service interruption, reported earlier by the New York City police, was caused by damage to equipment in Verizon Communications Inc.'s wired network, Sprint spokesman Mark Elliott said.

There has been a great deal of discussion of the need to take down the cell phone grid in the event of impending terrorist attack, because cell phones are used as triggering devices.  And that is all we have to say on this subject.

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