First published Wednesday 14th July 2010 10:10am
Last updated Monday 29th November 2010 10:34am

Over the holidays ITS started laying fiber into each building in Student Village to replace the old copper phone cables we currently use to get internet access into and out of each building.

We are not sure yet what exactly has happened but there has been a dramatic decline in the performance of the current phone based system, in particular into SV-7 and SV-2. This has also to a lesser degree effected all buildings in Student Village.

We don't yet know if this is due to the construction damaging the old phone cables or if it is a coincidence. Unfortunately the fiber project still has a number of months to run before we can switch across to that, so we are busy trying to find a solution ASAP.

Please accept our apologies about this problem, but in the long term the new fiber access will significantly enhance the Lightwire service in Student Village.

  • Updated Monday 19th July 2010 4:57pm
    The link to SV-7 has improved, and we're working on the link into SV-2. In case you're interested, we replaced a VDSL link that was connecting to SV-7 with a temporary wireless bridge which is performing much better. We'll keep you posted.