More than 800 phone and broadband lines were cut off by vandals in the Scottish Borders after tampering with manhole covers.
Police are appealing for information after the lines went down leaving homes without potentially critical internet services.
Residents in Tweedbank were targeted between midnight and 2am on Wednesday morning, July 26, 2017.
A manhole cover was tampered with near Galafoot Bridge and cabling was damaged, taking down telephone and broadband lines in the area.
Inspector Tony Hodges said: “This is a mindless attack on the community, leaving many people without essential phone lines and internet services.