Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

NBN Can't Say When Phones, Internet Will Be Reconnected

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

NBN Can't Say When Phones, Internet Will Be Reconnected

Article excerpt

THE controversial National Broadband Network (NBN) rollout has left Rockhampton residents in areas without electricity unable to use landline phones or internet during the flood.

According to an NBN spokesperson, as of yesterday afternoon, there were already 260 premises without power, as well as one NBN cabinet.

They said the revised flood level of 9m would impact 570 NBN services, down from the 1171 that would be affected from the previous 9.4m prediction.

Services around Bolsover St, East St, William St, Wood St, Fitzpatrick St, Stenhouse St, Gladstone Rd, Wandal Rd, Lion Ck Rd and Canoona Rd will be down. A thousand premises, around Alton Downs, Bouldercombe Gracemere, North Kabra, Pink Lily, Glendale and The Caves, will also be impacted due to power outages.

As well as customers having no access to internet and landline phones during the floods, the spokesperson said it was unclear when services would be active again as NBN cabinets on the street may be affected by water. …

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