Service Down as FLOW Cables Cut

Telecoms provider FLOW says vandals have again attacked its system, resulting in a loss of service to thousands of business and residential customers in St. Catherine, Clarendon, Manchester and St. Elizabeth.

FLOW says the vandals cut its fibre optic cables, causing disruption to its mobile, landline and broadband services in these parishes, affecting nearly 10,000 customers.

FLOW says its working to restore service to affected customers by early this afternoon.

The Director of Corporate Communications and Stakeholder Relationships at FLOW, Gail Abrahams, says vandals continue to attack its system on a daily basis.

Mrs. Abrahams says businesses that use point of sale machines are unable to use voice and data services.

She says the problem of copper theft from its system has been allowed to run for far too long and costs FLOW millions of US dollars to rectify.

According to Mrs. Abrahams, the latest attack by vandals has had a debilitating effect on its customers in the essential services.

She’s renewing her call for the government to intervene in the matter.