Around 10,000 Eircom broadband customers in counties Cavan and Monaghan have been disconnected after a fibre optic cable was cut during a robbery early this morning.
Gardaí are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident at Scotshouse near Clones. Raiders cut cables before breaking into a small shop in the village.
700 telephone customers have also been affected.
A spokesperson for Eircom said they are working to repair the cable and expect to have services restored by early afternoon.