Broadband Failure Hits Islands

Scilly's broadband microwave link based at Telegraph

A broadband failure knocked out internet access for dozens of islands’ web users yesterday.

It didn’t affect all internet service providers in the same way, with some AOL users, like Ted Moulson on the Garrison unable to go online, while Roy Asten in Old Town found AOL was working fine.

BT southwest spokesman, Jason Mann, confirmed there was a technical fault at the exchange that occurred at breakfast time.

Equipment was remotely restarted and service was restored at 10:31am.