One week later, Lake Arenal communities still without phone service

May 9th, 2014 ( Residents in several communities on the north side of Lake Arenal have been without landline telephone service since last Friday, May 2nd, and ICE still has no word on when service will be restored.


Most of the communities affected are located between Tilaran and Nuevo Arenal.


The outage is the result of a massive theft of perhaps kilometers worth of cable, an ICE representative told Inside Costa Rica.


The representative said some sections of cable were replaced on Monday, only to be stolen again that night.  The representative said he was unable to provide an estimate as to when service would be restored.

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    • Frank Castle

      Good job on guarding the cable! I’m sure someone was tipped off about it too.