Southern Cross Cable Damaged

Well ain’t this just a pain in the ass. Now I have to use Telstra‘s overloaded public proxy server (

Southern Cross Cable segment E has been damaged by a landslide on the land segment near Portland, Oregon. Cable repair crews are unable to start work due to extensive storm-induced flooding in the area. Their expectation is that work will commence during Dec 4, leading to an estimated restoration of service early Wednesday morning Australian time.
Quote: Internode Advisories

This cable connects most of Australia to the rest of the world. It appears that international traffic is completely affected at this stage.

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