"Google has revealed that aerial fibre links to its data centre in Oregon were 'regularly' shot down by hunters, forcing the company to put its cables underground"
Gill said that on one occasion, a snowstorm and avalanche prevented Google from transporting repairers and gear into the area of the cut.
It usually used a helicopter or a Caterpillar D9 tractor for transport. It improvised by sending three technicians on skis to "repair the fibre that got shot down".
"These guys had to cross country ski for three days," Gill said.