Facing another attack on its network by vandals, the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT) today announced that it is offering a GY$5M reward for information leading to the arrest of anyone involved in the vandalization of its fiber cables on the Linden Highway recently.
The company said the illegal act resulted in widespread service disruptions across its network.
GTT’s Public Relations and Corporate Communications Manager, Jasmin Harris, explained that the company has made numerous efforts to put a stop to persons vandalizing its cables.
GTT is now appealing to witnesses and other persons who may have knowledge of the vandalism attacks to come forward with information that can help lead to the arrest of perpetrators.
“For 2019 we have had over 10 cases of vandalism to our infrastructure. We are pleading with the public to report any form of vandalism by calling our 0908 hotline. Such vandalism causes degradation of service and affects many customers,” Harris said.
Persons with information can also email email@example.com.
The company said that on the 30th November, it received numerous reports of loss of services in the Linden Highway area.
Upon inspection, GTT technicians noticed that the Linden Highway cable was cut, leading to the loss of all GTT services in Linden, Bartica, Kwakwani, Ituni, Mabaruma and Port Kaituma.
GTT said its technicians were forced to work through Saturday evening into Sunday morning to restore services, putting a strain on its human resources as thousands of subscribers were affected.
The company said it has been spending millions of dollars over the years repairing damaged cables and it is hoping to bring the problem to an end.