Temporary cable to restore Telstra’s North Bundaberg services

Temporary cable to restore Telstra’s North Bundaberg services

Fixed-line telephone and internet to be operational by next week says telco

Telstra is in the process of installing a temporary cable to have fixed-line telephone and internet services ready for residents in North Bundaberg, Queensland by 8 February.

The solution will provide customers with services until the cable running under the Burnett River is replaced.

Telstra country-wide area for Country Coast and Capricornia general manager, Doug McClure, said in a statement that works will commence on Tuesday, 31 January. “We will be relocating and hauling a 2400 pair temporary cable across the Burnett River,” he said. “Jointing will commence tomorrow morning and customer services will progressively be restored.”

In the meantime, McClure said it would be working towards the installation of a permanent cable in “the near future.”

“We apologise to local households and business for the interruption of services,” he said.

Telstra recently launched an assistance package for residents and small businesses in and surrounding the flood-affected Tweed Shire region in New South Wales.

The telco is offering free call diversion from fixed-line homes or businesses to another phone service, or local and inter-state calls on mobile at fixed-line rates.

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