Broadband Problems Strike Islands

Scilly's broadband microwave link based at Telegraph

Islanders and businesses have been affected by problems with the islands’ broadband.

BT spokesperson, Emma Littlejohn, says the St Mary’s exchange suffered equipment failure. Engineers identified the problem at 5pm on Thursday and stayed on the job until 10.30pm that evening to resolve it.

The outage meant that the Full Council meeting couldn’t be broadcast on the internet from the Old Wesleyan Chapel.

Joan Shiles, Manager at St Mary’s Hall Hotel, said she realized how reliant she was on technology when they were unable to check email, bookings or make online payments because of the outage.

There were reports of problems persisting yesterday with some homes on Bryher affected yesterday morning.


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