Optus apologises for service outages; blames damaging winds
Baw Baw News By William PJ Kulich // 18:54, Thursday 6 September 2012
Optus has apologised to customers after damaging winds interrupted mobile and landline services in parts of Gippsland yesterday and today.
Power was cut in several places across Gippsland. Photo by Ross Brealey.
Mobile service interruptions were reported in Warragul, Drouin, Longwarry and Trafalgar.
An Optus spokesperson told The Warragul Citizen parts of the network have been restored using generators.
“The storms have impacted the supply of commercial power to parts of the Optus network,” the spokesperson said.
“Our network engineers have installed back-up generators to some of the affected areas, and are continuing to deploy back-up power to restore affected services until full resumption of commercial power.
“Optus would like to apologise to customers for any inconvenience.”
For more on damage caused by the severe winds in Baw Baw, click here.
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