Customer Service Notice from iiNet Group
(iiNet Ltd, Westnet Pty Ltd, Internode Pty Ltd, Adam Internet Pty Ltd).
Delay due to severe weather events in Northern Rivers, Northern Tablelands and Mid North Coast Districts and parts of the Hunter, Central Tablelands and North West Slopes and Plains Districts of New South Wales.
iiNet Group reference ID: 7688226
As previously notified on 26/01/2022, The iiNet Group (iiNet Ltd, Westnet Pty Ltd, Internode Pty Ltd, TransACT Capital Communications Pty Ltd and Adam Internet Pty Ltd) is currently working to manage the impact to its network that has occurred as a result of severe weather on or about Saturday 15 January 2022 through to Sunday 16 January 2022 in Northern Rivers, Northern Tablelands and Mid North Coast Districts and parts of the Hunter, Central Tablelands and North West Slopes and Plains Districts of New South Wales.
Services are impacted in the area bounded by and including, but not limited to, the area starting at Duranbah Beach on the QLD/NSW border following the coastline south past Byron Bay, Port Macquarie and Forster to Dark Point, then west to Clarence Town. From Clarence Town the area heads southwest past Thornton to Wyong Creek, west to Ben Bullen, and northwest to Stuart Town then north to Mendooran. The area turns northeast past Rocky Glen and Gravesend to Blue Knobby then north to the NSW/QLD border and continues following the border easterly back to Duranbah Beach. All suburbs and towns, off shore islands and coastal areas serviced by Telstra within these boundaries are encompassed in this exemption.
Severe weather has caused notable damage to the network, rendering some services faulty, as referred to in Telstra Wholesales Mass Service Disruption Notification which can be found at https://www.telstra.com.au/consumer-advice/customer-service/mass-service-disruption/. A copy of that notice will also be published in the Sydney Daily Telegraph on 21/02/2022.
The iiNet Group is working closely with suppliers and wholesalers to assess and repair the damage to affected services in a timely manner. Customers in these regions may experience service disruptions and delays to normal connection times and fault restoration. The impact in the affected region has been greater than initially estimated and as a consequence of continued weather effects, the expected date for resumption of normal service operations has been extended to 13 March 2022.
As these circumstances are outside the iiNet Group’s control, iiNet is claiming an exemption under Section 21 of the Telecommunications (Customer Service Guarantee) Standard 2011 from the normal performance standards. The exemption shall apply from 17 January 2022 to 13 March 2022 inclusive. This date is indicative only; customers should anticipate that some further delays may occur.
Services in the affected location with a phone number in the following ranges may have been affected:
Estimated number of impacted services: 843
iiNet Group customers can enquire about CSG payment eligibility or the basis for claiming this exemption by using the contact details below, and quoting fault reference 7688226.
|iiNet Ltd||Westnet Pty Ltd||Internode Pty Ltd||Adam Internet Pty
|13 22 58||1300 786 068||1300 788 233||08 8423 4000|
If after calling one of the above numbers, you remain dissatisfied, you may choose to contact the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO) on 1800 062 058, www.tio.com.au.
The iiNet Group would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused, and thank all affected customers for their patience. A copy of this notice is available at www.iinet.net.au/about/legal/mass‐disruptions/notice/7688226.