Tasmania internet plunged offline in ‘unknown incident’

‘Unknown incident’ shuts off the internet for most of Tasmania with some TV stations down: ‘Total loss of all data services’

Major internet and phone service providers in Tasmania are reporting major outages across the entire state due to an ‘unknown incident’.

Both TasNetworks and Aussie Broadband on Tuesday reported a major statewide internet outage was underway since about 1pm.

Consumer action group Digital Tasmania tweeted: ‘Around 1pm an outage affected both Telstra fiber cables connecting #Tasmania to mainland Australia resulting in near total loss of all data services in Tas inc Internet providers, other mobile companies and some TV channels.’

Some shops are only accepting cash due to the outage.

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