Australia weak against lightning damage
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Telstra is under pressure to explain how damage to one cable in regional New South Wales
overnight let tripleeh calls from around Australia go unanswered.
The cable, one of the network' s three major links nationally, was cut in the early hours of the morning.
It caused interruptions to triplet} services in New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South
Australia, Western Australia and Tasmania.
Hundreds of traffic lights in Victoria were also affected, and there were reports of disruptions to other
telephone services and EFTPOS machines.