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Author Topic: Major Cable Break Hits Broadband ISPs in South West England  (Read 1109 times)

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Major Cable Break Hits Broadband ISPs in South West England
« on: September 02, 2016, 10:19:03 AM »

Major Cable Break Hits Broadband ISPs in South West England

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A number of ISPs (e.g. Sky Broadband and Gigaclear) in big parts of South West England are currently being affected after a major (trunk) fibre optic cable was damaged in an unspecified incident, which has cut Internet and phone services around parts of Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire.

The incident itself began just after 9am yesterday morning (1st September) and is continuing to leave many people disconnected today. Major breaks like this do happen from time to time and they’re usually caused by accidents, such as third-party contractors ramming their diggers into an incorrect patch of ground.

The cable in question is used to supply capacity for a number of key networks and as a result the disruption is being felt far and wide.
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