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  1. Fiber Optics Fun In the Land of Oz

    Last week, a fiber optic cable was severed causing a major land line, mobile phone and internet shutdown for more than one million people in Queensland and Northern NSW. Automatic teller machines and Electronic Funds Transfer at Point of Sale (EFTPOS) services were also affected. Needless to say, people were not amused. According to various news reports, the telecommunications company Optus's system went down at 0753 (AEST) when a backhoe operator severed its fiber optic cable. Service was restored about four hours later, but not before major problems appeared, such as at …

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