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Thredbo, Telstra Cuts Off Optus

After cutting of people and businesses off in Thredbo for days during the peak ski season, Telstra has now cut off Optus following a bizarre fibre cable bungle.

According to one angry business owner, visitors to the Snowy Mountains Village who are on the Optus network are now unable to get access to data or voice after Telstra engineers working on fixing the original Telstra cable problem snipped the Optus connection to the village.

Thredbo Village Resort, Kosciuszko National Park

According to one executive at Amalgamated Holdings, the operators and owners of Thredbo a dispute has now broken out as to “who will fix the problem”.
“Telstra cut the Optus cable, but it appears that there are no local Optus engineers to fix the problem” they said.

An executive at Snow Sports a major business in the Village said “An incident like this really leaves us exposed. At the terminal all payments had to be hand processed. Some businesses were forced to close down when the fibre cable was originally damaged. Now the Optus cable has been cut”.

An Optus customer said”It’s ironic that the Optus cable was cut by a Telstra engineer…one would have to question whether it was deliberate”.

At this stage we are waiting on comment from both Telstra and Optus.

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