GT&T hit by wave of vandalism

The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GT&T) yesterday expressed concern at vandalism of its cables that left hundreds of customers at Houston and South Ruimveldt Gardens without service.

According to a release from the company, the latest incidents occurred on Thursday and yesterday, and affected almost 500 customers. “GT&T technicians responding to reports of lost service in the Cane View Avenue and Green Heart Street areas and at Houston near to the old CRL Compound discovered approximately 120 feet of cable missing,” it stated. The cuts were identified and the cables restored, GT&T said.

The release added that a day later vandals targeted cables in the vicinity of the old South Ruimveldt Shopping Plaza removing close to five feet of cable.

According to GT&T, staff had to be diverted from other remedial works and redeployed to these areas.

“GT&T considers recent events a worrying trend especially in light of the company’s current drive to roll out its new Emagine high speed broadband DSL,” it added.

The Company will also continue to work with the security forces to bring an end to these acts of vandalism and sabotage,” the release concluded.

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