Having already built their own DSLAMs and taken on the NBN by wiring up offices and buildings directly with fibre, TPG this morning announced they were taking on a new front: the mobile network.
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The Basslink cable connecting Tasmania to mainland Australia has been cut. Repair crews don't yet know exactly where the fault is, the repair bill is projected to be "phenomenal", and full power and Internet connectivity isn't expected to be fully restored until May. Customers of iiNet and Internode in particular are struggling, with services like Steam and peer-to-peer downloading throttled or blocked completely over the weekend.