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Ariz. Subs Lose Cable During Super Bowl

Some 2,000 CableAmerica Corp. subscribers in Mesa, Ariz., lost their cable service during the Super Bowl, AP reported.

The operator said a team of repair technicians was on call during the game, and crews were sent out within 10 minutes of the outage report to begin repairing the problem immediately, according to AP.

The outage was traced to a severed line suspended from telephone poles about 50 feet in the air, and Mesa Police Sgt. Chuck Trapani told AP, “We are assuming it was some sort of a projectile, although we don't know if it's a bullet hole. It's a clean hole through the cable, so no round has been recovered.”

CableAmerica is offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person or people responsible for the severed line, AP reported.