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Copper cabling theft in Kent has left thousands of local residents without broadband services.

According to reports, the thieves severed six cables and stole 3km of copper wiring, leaving 2,000 people without telephone or broadband internet access yesterday (April 25th).

This is the second time such an incident has affected residents in Farningham, who were also left without the web in September due to cable theft.

BT has had engineers working around the clock to fix the damage and hopes that all repairs will be completed by the end of today.

"We are doing all we can to restore services as quickly as possible," a spokesperson told the BBC yesterday.

"Up to 2,000 customers were affected and services have now been restored for nearly half of them."

Last month, Virgin Media customers in Leeds were left without their broadband, telephone and digital TV services on two separate occasions due to cable theft.

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