Orange broadband users in northern Scotland have been affected by a series of service disruptions over the past week, it has been reported.
According to the BBC, businesses and consumers served by the Inverness, Macdhui and Forres telephone exchanges have suffered outages, limiting their web access.
Speaking to the broadcaster, a spokesperson for Orange confirmed that adverse weather conditions had caused technical problems with a third-party supplier.
"We are working with the supplier to do everything we can to resolve this and we would like to apologise to customers for any inconvenience caused," she commented.
Last month, another UK broadband provider suffered service disruptions after experiencing a problem with one of its gateways.
Plusnet instructed its customers to switch their modems off for 30 minutes before trying to reconnect to the internet.