Internet Cable Theft Disrupts Online Classes at Kellits High in Clarendon | New
Students and teachers at Kellits High School in Clarendon are among those now suffering from the lack of broadband internet as thieves have stolen fiber optic cables in the area.
Yesterday, vandals cut and stole cables in McNie’s area at Douglas Castle.
The damage is considerable.
Kellits principal Texal Christie said The gleaner that students and teachers are trying to cope with.
Christie said they have turned to mobile data to continue classes, but stressed that this is difficult because the service is intermittent.
He criticized the thieves’ action, saying that it was detrimental to the development of the community.
âWith online courses, we really can’t afford to waste time. We just cannot afford it. I call on Flow to fix it. I know it’s not their fault, it’s the vandals but we need it, âhe said.
Attempts to get an update from telecom company Flow were unsuccessful.
– Cecelia Campbell-Livingston