Somebody shot up some fiber-optic cable in Gorham early Monday morning, local police say. The apparent act of vandalism left an unknown number of Mainers at least temporarily without telephone and Internet service, and authorities are investigating.
The fiber-optic cable in question is owned by a company called Maine Comm, a subsidiary of Central Maine Power. CMP spokesman John Carroll says an investigation is underway.
“Our security team is working with local police in Gorham as well as state police and federal officials, the FBI, in an investigation of this,” he says.