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Melita customers left without service after contractor damaged fibreoptic cable

Service to most areas restored by 9.30pm

Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Photo: Matthew Mirabelli

Update 4 at 9.30pm

One of Melita's fibre cables was damaged by third parties performing roadworks in Balzan, with the telecommunication company's customers warned to expect disruptions to their television and internet service

The company said through a Facebook post that repairs were started immediately and that all services should be restored by this evening.

The major areas affected are Attard, Birkirkara, Dingli, Qormi, Rabat and Żebbuġ, but by 9.30pm most services had been restored, according to the Melita FB page,

Melita's mobile phone service was not affected by the damage.

 

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