The mystery of the disappearing internet

We are now living for >10 years in our lovely village, well-known for its ceramics, and the incompetence of one of the previous mayors (building a new library that cannot be used because it is built too close to the road; using an economic-impulse program from Spanish government for new projects for an already existing one; and extending a contract for the water company illegally and recklessly; all and all, probably this has cost us citizens, 3-4 million EUR, and more to come since the library needs to be taken down partially and rebuilt). Up til this year we have had some issues sometimes with the internet/telephone connection, but not seriously; there are more issues with electricity network (that often falls away, sometimes for 2 seconds, sometimes 5 minutes, sometimes 5 hours) or water (see above, no maintenance, so nothing unusual about pipes breaking down, and leaving parts or the whole village without water; or that the water is contaminated by fertilisers).

The new situation

Since end of June, the internet/telephone connection has been falling away several times, sometimes just a minute or two, but there are incidents of it being away for longer time:
  • 25.06.2020, 10.18-11.11
  • 28.06.2020, 12.47-15.23
  • 28.06.2020, 19.09-21.40
  • 02.07.2020, 14.30 => 03.07.2020, 13.01
  • 22.07.2020, 21.39-22.00
  • 04.08.2020, 10.30-15.17
  • 07.09.2020, 17.12-08.09.2020, 07.33
  • 25.10.2020, 07.22-10.36
  • 25.01.2021, 16.55-17.55
  • 03.02.2021, 12.27-13.57
  • 05.07.2021, 17.03-17.53
  • 03.09.2021, 19.20 => 04.09.2021, 15.25
PS. June 2020: The worst thing is, nothing is mentioned about what is causing it. The first time was affecting the whole village, the one of July 2 even affecting the whole area, which seems to indicate that a cable was hit; and no backup route seems to be available. 🤦🏻‍♂️


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