It’s been nearly 24 hours since first reports began to emerge locally of issues with Sky broadband. Late last night Sky said “Repair work is underway however due to the complexity of the repair, these will continue overnight. In an update at 7.43 this morning they said:
“Repair work is continuing.
Engineers have remained on site overnight working hard to resolve this issue and we apologise for any continued inconvenience.”
Worryingly for Sky broadband customers, they add;
“Further updates will be posted throughout the day” suggesting ‘a fix’ isn’t likely anytime soon.
The list of those area’s affected:
FLINT, HOLYWELL, MOSTYN, RHYL, WREXHAM NORTH, HESWALL, IRBY, HOYLAKE, ABERGELE, AMLWCH, BANGOR, BETHESDA, HOLYHEAD, LLANFAIRFECHAN, LLANGEFNI, LLANBERIS, LLANWNDA, MENAI BRIDGE, OLD COLWYN, PENYGROES, PORT DINORWIC, TYNYGONGL, VALLEY, BUCKLEY, CHESTER CENTRAL, KELSALL, MICKLE TRAFFORD, TARPORLEY, TARVIN, ABERCONWY, COLWYN BAY CENTRAL, LLANDUDNO, LLANRWST, PENMAENMAWR, RHUDDLAN, RHOS ON SEA, ST ASAPH, WREXHAM, BLAENAU FFESTINIOG, CAERNARFON CAERGWRLE, DOLGELLAU, LLANGOLLEN, NEFYN, PORTHMADOG, PWLLHELI, RUABON, and RHOSLLANERCHRUGOG
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UK internet company Nominet announced the launch of a new pilot in the Monmouthshire community of Llanarth (Wales), bringing broadband connectivity to nine households using TV white space (TVWS) spectrum. Currently, around 170 households in Llanarth experience poor broadband with an average speed of 2.5 Mbps, prompting Monmouthshire county council to approach Nominet and its partner Broadway Partners to trial the technology. The six-month pilot is currently delivering speeds of up to 30 Mbps, said the company, using dynamic spectrum management to ensure that TVWS signals don’t interfere with TV broadcasts.
TVWS was authorized for use by telecom regulator Ofcom in 2015, using gaps left in the wireless spectrum between 470-790 MHz in order to avoid interference between TV channels.