By CayCompass

A cable ship will begin a delicate repair job Friday, Sept. 20, to fix a fault along the Cayman Islands’ primary communications link, the Maya-1 cable. Nearly two months since a “shunt fault” on the submarine cable system caused significant Internet connection issues across the island, the source of the problem has been located about 476 feet off the coast of Grand Cayman, near Half Moon Bay in East End.

Telecommunications firm LIME said customers could expect some “service degradation” while the work is carried out, but the widespread issues encountered when the initial fault occurred are not expected.

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