Chinese man jailed for setting 'slow' internet cables on fire
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The man, surnamed Lan, was at an internet cafe in southern Guangxi province last June when his frustration with the connection speed spilled over.
He responded by destroying a public box containing optical fibre network cables, a local court said in a statement on Monday.
The court said the man "used a lighter to set a napkin he had on him on fire, then burned down a telecommunications box at a traffic intersection".
"After the incident, public security officials seized Lan's instrument of crime -- a lighter," according to the court in Cenxi, a small mountain city.
Lan was later hit with a seven-year jail term for "destroying public telecommunications facilities".