Starting today we have contractors pulling new fibre cable along our trench which provides ResNet access to the six halls of residence in Stoke Bishop (Hiatt Baker, UH, Durdham, Wills, Churchill & Badock). We’re doing this now because we’ve discovered some damage to the current fibre, and we want to get the problem fixed now (when there are very few people in residence) before the start of term.
The trench isn’t is good condition, and there is some risk that in the process of pulling new fibre the existing fibre could be broken. If so this could interrupt ResNet, phones, and/or the halls admin network for the six residences. If this does happen the contractors have equipment on standby to repair it (this could take a few hours).
In short – it is unlikely that anyone will notice this maintenance work. With a bit of luck we won’t get any breaks. Just consider the network for those six residences ‘at risk’ for the moment.