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Mercury: Telstra snip ends calls …

MORE than 1000 customers in the Bellerive area lost Telstra services on Thursday after a contractor working cut a fibre optic cable by mistake.

The outage affected 1050 landline and ADSL broadband customers served by the Bellerive exchange.

Senior Telstra manager Michael Patterson said technicians were working to restore services but the job would not be completed until tomorrow.