Chamber lid proves tricky for Spectrum Internet full fibre broadband team

A team of CK Communication engineers working hard and putting our own full fibre broadband into St Athan, recently ended up biting off a little more than they could chew while trying to open up a corroded underground chamber.

Ordinarily gaining access to an underground chamber should be a fairly simple task, which is usually accomplished by simply lifting the covering lid off (hand tools and a little elbow greases are often enough). Unfortunately we got a little bit more than they bargained when attempting to do this in the St Athan (Vale of Glamorgan).

We soon found we needed to access one of the local chambers but no matter what CK tried the lid simply refused to budge. Eventually we opted to hook the lid up to a 7.5 tonne crane and this worked, albeit perhaps a little too well given the huge slab of concrete attached. Burnt brownie anyone?

If you are based in South Wales and the Bristol area get in touch if you are struggling with poor broadband speeds, because they might be able to benefit from the Gigabit Voucher scheme.

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