Undersea Cables Connecting Scotland to Faroe Severed

Communications on the Shetland Islands, Scotland (top right) are non-operational after the undersea communications cables connecting the island have been cut. The Coast Guard is working to identify the location where the cable has been severed, emergency services are patrolling the island to reassure residents since they currently cannot call.

This is the second incident this week after another cable connecting the islands to Faroe was damaged.

A BT Group spokesperson said: “Due to a break in a third-party subsea cable connecting Shetland with the Scottish mainland, some phone, broadband and mobile services are affected.

“Engineers are working to divert services via other routes as soon as possible and we’ll provide further updates.

The island has a population of 23,000