DIGICEL Haiti fiber optic cables cut off during gas price hike street protests Saturday

Haitian mobile phone and internet company DIGICEL took a big hit Saturday; its fiber optic cables were cut off causing customers to go without internet access and unable to make or receive international phone calls following violent protest due to an increase in gas prices.

Digicel Haiti - Mobile phone network and Internet service provider
Digicel Haiti - Mobile phone network and Internet service provider

Besides its fiber optic cables being cut off, several DIGICEL offices were vandalized in the Port-au-Prince metropolitan area.


PHOTO: Marteen Boute - CEO of Digicel Haiti

Early Sunday morning, Digicel Haiti CEO Marteen Boute, @mboute, posted this message on Twitter:

Update on Digicel internet: fibre connection from PaP to the north of Haiti repaired at 5am today. Now configuring this connection to take intl. voice traffic. Other 2 fibre cuts towards St Marc fibre landing station being repaired but facing unrest during repairs.

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