More than a fortnight after severe storms hit part of the region, some people are still without phone connections.
The situation's particularly bad in parts of Suffolk. Tonight, those affected are being urged to contact their MPs to put pressure on BT.
Among the villages hit are Monewden and Charsfield near Ipswich.
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