The outage also affected Eftpos services in the state, with stores reportedly requiring customers to pay with cash.
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A spokesperson for Telstra confirmed urgent investigations were underway and the company had determined that cuts to two cables were responsible for the statewide outage.
“We are urgently working to resolve the issue and assessing restoration times,” the spokesperson said.
Network data showed connectivity in the early afternoon was around 30% of normal levels for the state.