Open day looks for feedback on proposed Quarff-Maywick fibre optic cable

An open day next week will seek feedback over a proposed fibre optic cable from Quarff to Maywick.

Shetland Telecom is seeking responses to its plans for the back-up cable which will provide resilience to its network in case the main cable between Lerwick and Sandwick should suffer a fault.

The cable is expected to run from a chamber at Quarff to the Faroese cable shore station at Maywick, running through four common grazing areas in Quarff, Cunningsburgh and Sandwick and some private land.

Running the cable under ground is considered to be a safer option than putting it out to sea – not least because any technical problems can be resolved more easily.

Proposals have already been lodged with Shetland Islands Council’s planning department over the move.

The open day is scheduled for Tuesday at the Carnegie Public Hall in Sandwick, from 2pm to 8pm.

NO COMMENTS

Add Your Comment

Add Your Comment

Please note, it is the policy of The Shetland Times to publish comments and letters from named individuals only. Both forename and surname are required.

Comments are moderated. Contributors must observe normal standards of decency and tolerance for the opinions of others.

The views expressed are those of contributors and not of The Shetland Times.

The Shetland Times reserves the right to decline or remove any contribution without notice or stating reason.

Comments are limited to 200 words but please email longer articles or letters to editorial@shetlandtimes.co.uk for consideration and include a daytime telephone number and your address. If emailing information in confidence please put "Not for publication" in both the subject line and at the top of the main message.

200 words left

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

logo

Get Latest News in Your Inbox

Join the The Shetland Times mailing list to get one daily email update at midday on what's happening in Shetland.