Phone and internet access cut off in parts of Northamptonshire

A number of towns and villages in Northamptonshire have been left with no internet access after a providers’ cables were ‘badly damaged’.

Openreach, who supply connectivity to a number of broadband providers, is aware of the disruption caused by the damaged cables in Broughton and is working on repairs.

According to the provider, ‘a few thousand properties’ in Moulton, Kimbolton, Broughton, Corby, Kettering, Oundle and Thrapston have been affected by the lost connectivity.

A spokesman for Openreach said: “We’ve been made aware of disruption to phone and broadband services in the Broughton area, where a number of our cables have been badly damaged.

Openreach is hoping to have a temporary repair ready in the next couple of days so properties will have some connectivity before a full repair can be completed.

The spokesman added: “Of course, we recognise how disruptive not having phone or broadband is for people, particularly at this time when we’re all staying at home.

Note: A number of people in the village have reported being affected by this issue. It has been discussed at length on the Village Facebook page.
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