Cable cuts leave some without internet service

Thousands of Mediacom internet and television customers had service interruptions in three states after a pair of large fiber-optic cables was accidentally cut.

Service in Georgia, Illinois, and Missouri were all affected.

A Mediacom Communications spokeswoman said a road crew severed a cable Thursday morning while they were mowing a lawn near Fitzgerald, Georgia.

Then a construction crew severed another cable near Carrollton, Missouri.