Tasmanian internet connectivity hit by cable cuts


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The Australian island state of Tasmania has found itself without internet connectivity on Tuesday afternoon.

At 1:38pm AEDT, TasNetworks took to Facebook to explain the issue.

“We are experiencing a major statewide internet outage caused by upstream provider issues. TasNetworks external website has been impacted and is currently unavailable as a result,” it said.

By 2:25pm AEDT, the company said some connectivity was being restored, but a number of ISPs were still down.

Telstra said it believed the outage was due to two separate cable cuts on the main routes to the island.

“One cable has been cut during civil works and the other cable is fairly remote and techs have just arrived on site to assess the impact,” a spokesperson said.

“There is an impact to fixed and mobile data, some voice calls will be getting through and there is no impact to Triple Zero services.”

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