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Tonga's internet gets restored 5 weeks after earthquake knocked off link

Tonga's main internet connection to the rest of the world has finally been restored more than five weeks after a huge volcanic eruption and tsunami severed a crucial undersea cable.

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Tonga's main internet connection to the rest of the world has finally been restored more than five weeks after a huge volcanic eruption and tsunami severed a crucial undersea cable. Three people in Tonga were killed by the January 15 tsunami and dozens of homes destroyed.
 
The fiber-optic cable is now fully operational again after being reconnected Tuesday, said Samiuela Fonua, the chairperson at Tonga Cable Ltd., the state-owned company that owns the cable. “It's a huge relief when you know things have come to the end and are working well,” Fonua told The Associated Press. “It's one step forward

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First Published: Feb 23 2022 | 8:16 AM IST

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