If you’re in South Australia and experiencing an issue with Telstra at the moment, you’re not alone. This follows a number of infrastructure based outages that Telstra have suffered over the last 12 months.
This time around it’s not Telstra’s infrastructure that is to blame, its thanks to a contractor who clearly hasn’t followed the mantra “Dial before you dig”, taking out fibre optic cables and creating a significant outage involving 3G, 4G and ADSL service between Brighton and Marion (for those from other states, that’s a fair area). As yet there is no confirmed resolution time for the issue as it will involve re-routing connections or rebuilding fibre in the area.
If you’re in the area and desperate for phone or data, it might be worth getting a pre-paid SIM with one of the other providers until Telstra services are restored.
If you’re in the area, let us know how heavily you’re being affected by this outage