26 August 2005
The exchange in Bristen (Canton of Uri) is expected to be operational again by Sunday evening. In the affected areas, some 3,500 telephone and 5,000 broadband (ADSL) connections are still out of operation.
The access network that connects the exchanges and the households show widely varying degrees of damage, with many cable ducts and lines still under water. This may take days if not weeks to clear. Our specialists are working round the clock and will also be working over the weekend. Swisscom Mobile network coverage was resumed on Thursday.