Telstra crashes Australian internet

Dylan Bushell-Embling
03 Sep 2009

Australian internet users went offline this morning when incumbent Telstra’s network crashed.

Telstra toldSky News the outage had affected all Telstra home, business and mobile broadband customers. Many Australian ISPs also rely on Telstra's wholesale network were also hit.

Australian internet users found themselves unable to access international sites, or domestic sites with international links.

The problem began before 7:50AM EST, and continued until at least 8:50AM, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.

The cause of the outage is not yet known, but is being investigated, Telstra said.

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