Telstra update: 3G service restored, landlines and ADSL next

WORK is underway to reconnect ADSL internet services in the south-west, with Telstra's 3G mobile towers now fully restored.

A statement from Telstra outlines the latest restoration effort, which has now reconnected 74 per cent of landline services and returned mobile phone coverage to all 3G base stations throughout the district for voice and data services.

"Technicians worked overnight reconnecting approximately 11,000 landlines and have now restored services to 74 per cent of customers," a Telstra spokesman said. 

"Significant progress has also been made in reconnecting internet services with restoration in Port Fairy and some areas of Warrnambool.

"A team of more than 50 technicians are on site carrying out repairs, working across two 12 hour shifts to get services restored as quickly as possible."

Towns added overnight include Port Fairy, Casterton, Dunkeld, Heywood, Orford, Toolong, Warrong, Camperdown, Heathmere, Noorat and Tyrendarra. 

All landline services in Hamilton have now been restored after partial restoration yesterday. 

Today technicians will focus on restoring landline and internet services, with headway made on reconnecting ADSL.

Read more of our latest Telstra blackout coverage.

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