NEW DELHI: Internet and broadband subscribers of Airtel may experience slower speed in the country as one of undersea cable of the company has been hit by cyclone in Chennai.
“Due to the severe cyclone at Chennai coast yesterday, one of our international undersea cables has been damaged and Internet traffic has been partially impacted. As a result, customers in some locations may be experiencing slow internet/data speeds,” Airtel spokesperson has said.
The company has sent out information to its customers as well.
Very severe cyclonic storm ‘Vardah’, the most intense to have hit the Tamil Nadu capital in two decades, claimed four lives, flattened homes, snapped communication lines and threw rail, road and air traffic into disarray as it crossed the coast here, pounding Chennai, Tiruvallur and Kanchipuram with heavy rain and squall.