By Mark Jackson, ISPreview

The Shetland Islands, which reside someway north of Scotland, have once again suffered a serious break in their main SHEFA-2 (Faroese Telecom) submarine (subsea) fibre optic cable, which links the remote communities broadband and phones services with the UK mainland.

Thankfully the island community hasn’t been too badly hurt because related traffic has instead been diverted onto SHEFA-2?s backup route, which connects Faroe and Iceland to the United Kingdom via way of the separate FARICE-1 cable. The operator responsible for helping to establish the original link, Shetland Telecom, has issued the following update via a Facebook post.

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