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Internet fibre connection broken

At approx 10:30 a.m. today our Internet fibre link went down, our provider analyzed this to a cut cable somewhere around Gröpelingen. We are currently using our wireless backup line, with limited bandwidth, though.

Our provider started fixing the broken cable, but there is no estimate on when our connection will be back up with the full bandwidth up to now.

Update 2015-03-04 17:15

Our provider has quickly moved digging equipment and a crew to the site. They are currently drilling for a new tube to put the fibre in. Depth of more than 4 meters and heavy amount of ground water make the drilling complicated. It is unlikely, that the repairs will be finished before tomorrow.

Update 2015-03-05 16:15 

Unfortunately the drilling of the new tube yesterday was unsuccessful, and another attempt using a different route is under way at the moment. Once this is finished, the new fiber cables have to be spliced. We are looking forward to the possibility, that the link is established again later this evening.

Update 2015-03-05 17:45

The new drilling, because not as deep as before, has now a drainage canal in its way, which needs to be bypassed, prolonging the operation considerably.

Update 2015-03-06 09:30

The current prognosis for reconnecting the fibre cable is noon today.

Update 2015-03-06 12:15

The last drill attempt was successful, now the fibre cable is spliced. Please expect the Internet connection restored to full bandwidth at around 14:00 today.

Update 2015-03-06 13:42

Our Internet connection is restored!

Graphical Representation

This graph shows the effect of using the backup internet access:

 

 

 

 

 

 

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