A ship dragging its anchor on the seabed in the English Channel has cut the three main internet cables to the Channel Islands overnight.

 

 

Broadband speeds are expected to be slower as a result and cable owners JT, Sure and BT say it could take up to three weeks to repair.

 

 

 

 

 

Telecom company JT says engineers have been dispatched to repair the cables.

 

 

Jersey's coastguard says there will be an investigation to see if the ship dropped anchor in a banned area.

 

 

Master Pilot Peter Moore said the boat, believed to be the King Arthur, anchored north of Alderney yesterday evening..

 

 

He says there are several undersea cables marked on the charts in that area with clear instructions not to fish or drop anchor.

 

 

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