21st November 2018
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Weather conditions cause disruption to broadband service

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Today’s fine weather may have been enjoyable, but it has also caused recurring breakdowns in broadband service in homes and businesses across the isles.

Shetland Broadband experienced problems across the Cable and Wireless network which it serves.

The organisation’s Ian Brown said atmospheric conditions, or “microwave fading”, were behind the problems.

He said high pressure, light winds and the right humidity level could often cause communication to break down.

“Atmospheric conditions cause the network signals to be bent, and they are missing the dishes,” he said.

RespondingĀ  to an enquiry from The Shetland Times, a BT spokeswoman today said there were “no initial indications” of problems with its network.


About Ryan Taylor

Ryan Taylor has worked as a reporter since 1995, and has been at The Shetland Times since 2007, covering a wide variety of news topics. Before then he reported for other newspapers in the Highlands, where he was raised, and in Fife, where he began his career with DC Thomson. He also has experience in broadcast journalism with Grampian Television. He has lived in Shetland since 2002, where he harbours an unhealthy interest in old cars and motorbikes.

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One comment

  1. Colin Hunter

    Oh aye! That’ll be right! My BT internet service went down about 5 or 6 times today that I was aware of, may well have been more if I’d been paying attention. Roll on Fibre!


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