Thousands without telephone service as vandals strike in Sophia


vandals[] – The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph (GT&T) Company has apologized to thousands of its customers whose telephone services are affected as a result of vandalism of a 2400 pair feeder cable of which 15 meters was stolen over the Easter weekend in the Sophia area.

This has resulted in disruption of telephone services to customers in Bel Voir Court, Bel Air, Prashad Nagar, Sophia, Blygezight and surrounding areas.

The Company in a statement noted that the damage was severe and thus extensive repairs including civil works would be necessary. It is expected that repairs would be completed within 4-5 days and services fully restored.

According to the GT&T, “These acts of vandalism continue to affect the roll out of services nationally since resources have to be diverted from scheduled works. Community welfare and security are also affected.”

The Company further noted, “GT&T expresses its regret for the inconvenience caused and reiterates its call for communities to be vigilant for persons who set out to destroy such vital communication infrastructure and to report such acts to the police and to GT&T’s vandalism hotline 0908.”






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