[LINK] Australia down

stephen at melbpc.org.au stephen at melbpc.org.au
Thu Sep 3 15:44:52 AEST 2009

Nation's web access cut after Telstra outage

GEORGINA ROBINSON  September 3, 2009 - 11:28AM

Telstra's national internet network went down for an hour today, the 
company says. 

The outage affected all Telstra home and businesses broadband and mobile 
internet customers nationwide, between 7.50am and 8.50am, a spokesman 

How badly were you affected? Text 0424 SMS SMH (+61 424 767 764), email 
us at scoop at smh.com.au or direct message on Twitter @smh_news

The company formed a major incident response team to investigate the 
outage. It's not yet known what caused it. 

Another spokesman told Sky News that customers could not access any 
international sites or Australian sites containing international links. 

Internet forums and micro-blogging site Twitter lit up with posts on the 

"Massive failure on Telstra's part this morning, their entire network, 
and hence ours, chewed up and spat out by the network god," one user 



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