A power failure at a Sydney exchange left
Optus customers without e-mail access last night, and many cut
off from Internet services altogether.
The exchange went down at 5:33pm (AEDT) yesterday, according
to Optus. OptusNet e-mail services around the country were then
disrupted until 11:50pm, when normal service was restored.
Optus dial-up and broadband customers may also have had
difficulty connecting to the Internet for about 30 minutes after
the exchange failure, according to Optus. Internet customers in
NSW, ACT and Queensland were affected.