A transformer malfunction in Cobourg by the Cobourg Water Tower interrupted power at one of our main Fibre Upstream locations. Cobourg Fire Department had to be called out to put out the fire. When the transformer blew or when power was restored, the power surge took out some of our equipment.
We can only attend the Water Tower when Lakefront Utilities can send someone to the Water Tower to grant us access. Access was granted Sunday morning at 9am and we had our equipment repaired and the network restored by 12 Noon.
When this section of our network is down it also takes down our main web site and phone system.