Severed fibre cable cuts off Internet in Tonga

The South Pacific island nation of Tongo lost access to the Internet as the undersea fibre cable that serves its citizens was severed possibly by a ship anchor. The outage left citizens unable to accesssocial media, air travel bookings, educational and banking transactions. An interim Internet connection has been established through a satellite dish. The repair of the fibre optic cable is expected to take at least one week.