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Author Topic: West Midlands fibre cable(s) cut/break  (Read 868 times)

Jon21

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West Midlands fibre cable(s) cut/break
« on: April 29, 2020, 01:22:13 AM »

Not sure if this is the right section for this but there seems to of been a fibre cable(s) cut/broken, that’s affecting the West Midlands area. Both Sky and Virgin have outages relating to it. I’ve noticed that my connection with Zen is showing a couple of increases in latency, starting around 1:15pm ish. I assumed it was just a routing change but might be indirectly related?

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CarlT

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Re: West Midlands fibre cable(s) cut/break
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2020, 05:18:14 PM »

Sky and TalkTalk Business both use Virgin Media fibre, Zen use TalkTalk Business. Likely all the same incident.
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Jon21

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Re: West Midlands fibre cable(s) cut/break
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2020, 08:00:21 PM »

Sky and TalkTalk Business both use Virgin Media fibre, Zen use TalkTalk Business. Likely all the same incident.

Thanks Carl. Was due to a cut Virgin Media fibre according to the local paper.

https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/2020/04/29/shropshire-internet-outage-ends-after-virgin-cable-repairs/
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