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Internet outage causes challenges at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport

Contractor drills into main internet line

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – The internet connection at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport caused went down Wednesday night, causing headaches for travelers.

A contractor working on a new terminal at the airport drilled into the main internet line, an airport spokesman said.

Some airline check-in kiosks were affected by the outage.

Traffic was also backed up in parking garages because the outage also affected pay systems.

The airport's internet was fully restored early Thursday.