Ship's anchor severs Jersey's undersea internet cables

Ship's anchor severs Jersey's undersea internet cables

A ship dragging its anchor on the seabed in the English Channel cut the three main internet cables to the Channel Islands overnight.
Broadband speeds are expected to be slower as a result and telecom company JT said it could take up to a week to repair.
The company said engineers have already been dispatched to repair the cables.
All communications traffic from JT, the main operator in Jersey, is going through a single link to France.
Daragh McDermott, Director of Corporate Affairs for JT, said: "With all traffic now using this connection, customers may notice some impact on services.... read more

29 November 2016 in Regional, Views: 39
Source: BBC

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