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Cable Theft Hits LIME - Threatens Internet Penetration

Telecommuncations firm, LIME, is concerned that increasing incidents of copper cable theft could undo important efforts to deepen rural Internet penetration. In the most recent incident, cables serving LIME customers in the deep rural community of Mizpa, Manchester, were stolen before daybreak on Wedneday (February 4), according to a LIME news release.

On previous occasions in the parish, copper thieves removed long lengths of cables serving customers in Christiana, Walderston, Chantilly, Comfort Hall, Spur Tree and Williamsfield. The vandals also cut off service to LIME's Spalding Exchange that provides Internet and voice telephony to Nine Miles and Baileston in North Clarendon, the release said.

Read full article on: The Jamaica Observer