Anchor cuts three fibre cables serving Jersey
The Internet may be resilient, but that resilience can often also mean a willingness to put up with the buffer symbol of doom. Residents and businesses whose traffic was reliant on JT in Jersey are experiencing a bad day as traffic is now routed via a single link to France after three fibre cables were severed in the English Channel by a ship that was dragging its anchor.
The break happened overnight and while teams have been dispatched to repair the fibre, this is going to be more complex than the usual sort of fibre splicing.
For business broadband users this is a salient reminder that your Internet access is often only one anchor or JCB digger away from disaster so having a backup solution in place that will allow you to continue working rather than haemorrhaging money is very important.