More than 3,000 Fibrus broadband customers in Northern Ireland have been left without Internet following two storms this week in the UK.

As reported by the BBC, restoration to services could take up to a week.

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The outage follows damage caused by storms Isha and Jocelyn earlier this week, which have battered the UK and Ireland.

Both storms produced heavy winds and rain, with Storm Isha leading to a death in Scotland, and thousands without power.

The storms hit Northern Irish ISP Fibrus hard, at one point impacting seven percent of the company's entire customer base (5,200 subscribers).

The Belfast company said it's working to restore the services as quickly as possible.

"This may take up to a week but we are aiming to get things back to normal within the next 2-3 days," said Fibrus.

However, the BBC reported that several local businesses have been disappointed with Fibrus' lack of communication during the outages.

Fibrus was founded and launched in September 2018 and is controlled by infrastructure investor Infracapital. The company provides a range of full fiber broadband services.

Earlier this week, the Belfast Telegraph reported that Fibrus is expected to cut up to 60 jobs, and has entered a 30-day consultation period.

“In light of the imminent completion of its rollout in NI, the company has begun a consultation with its staff on the roles that will be affected due to this program being completed," said the company, which nears completion of its network rollout in Northern Ireland.