Subscribers of the three regions were left without Internet because of the broken cable

Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky

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From-for breakages of the cable of “Rostelecom” subscribers of the company on Kamchatka, Sakhalin and Magadan region have problems with Internet access. There are problems with subscribers of other operators that leased capacity on the line of “Rostelecom”

As reported by RBC representative of “Rostelecom” on April 17 at 08:36 MSK was damaged the main cable of “Rostelecom” on the site selikhino — Berry Khabarovsk region. In this regard, on the part of subscribers of the Kamchatka territory, the Magadan and Sakhalin regions cannot access the Internet. The restoration of communication are maintained, but the exact date the representative of the company has not yet named. The number of subscribers affected by the accident, the company also did not name, but said that the phone works at all subscribers.

The Manager of the bus station in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky told RBC that approximately 17:30 on 17 April the “Internet in the city at all.” “We are working with the dispatch of the bus fleet and can’t even look at the buses. The whole bus is difficult,” said the Manager.

The administrator of the hotel “Edelweiss” in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky Julia Senkevich told RBC that due to lack of Internet they were having problems with the payment. “The Internet is not available all day [17 April], too. I couldn’t get ahold of “Rostelecom” all day. Without Internet we can’t receive any incoming requests, make a payment on the terminal. The hotel has not suffered losses. But the work is difficult,” — said RBC Julia Senkevich.

“Rostelecom” has launched a fiber-optic communication line on a plot of Sakhalin — Kamchatka in September 2016. As noted by then Chairman of the Board of Directors of the company Sergey Ivanov, thanks to this 90% of the residents of the Kamchatka region had the opportunity to connect to high speed Internet. Before that the Peninsula was only satellite Internet, which lost optical bandwidth, what speed users 2 Mbps to 10 Mbps in the new network. The total cost of the project amounted to RUB 5 billion Amount included the construction of 1.7 km of fiber optic Sakhalin — Magadan — Kamchatka on the bottom of the sea of Okhotsk, coast stations ground output ground plots.

September 2016 (latest available data) from “Rostelecom” Kamchatka was 60 thousand telephony subscribers, 43 million subscriber Internet access and 34 thousand IP TV. However, problems with the highway “Rostelecom” touched and other operators of Kamchatka who rent capacity from the company, for example, the “big three” mobile operators.

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