10 Jun: Basslink to return to service on 14 June

10 Jun: Basslink to return to service on 14 June

8 Jun: Basslink interconnector update

8 Jun: Basslink interconnector update

31 May: Basslink interconnector update

31 May: Basslink interconnector update

24 May: Basslink interconnector update

24 May: Basslink interconnector update

13 May: Basslink interconnector update

13 May: Basslink interconnector update

3 May: Basslink interconnector update

3 May: Basslink interconnector update

Basslink completes first joint

Basslink completes first joint

Basslink’s cable repair vessel, the Ile de Re, is returning to Geelong having successfully completed the first of three jointing exercises.

15 Apr: Basslink interconnector update

15 Apr: Basslink interconnector update

Repair work on the Basslink cable continues to progress well, and the interconnector remains on track to return to service in June as previously advised.

Basslink interconnector fault pinpointed

Basslink interconnector fault pinpointed

Basslink has successfully pinpointed the fault location on the interconnector and removed it from the cable on Easter Sunday.

Media Release: Basslink slams misinformation

Media Release: Basslink slams misinformation

Basslink has labeled misinformation promoted by Tasmanian Unions about the progress of its repairs as scurrilous, completely misleading and factually inaccurate.

13 Mar: Basslink interconnector update

13 Mar: Basslink interconnector update

Since cutting the cable on Friday night (11 March), Basslink has now capped the cable and determined the fault to be located in the northern section.

10 Mar: Clarification

10 Mar: Clarification

Basslink can confirm that at the time of the outage on 20 December 2015, its interconnector was importing power into Tasmania.

8 Mar: Basslink interconnector repair progresses

8 Mar: Basslink interconnector repair progresses

Basslink has today announced that it has refined the probable fault location and would proceed to the next phase which involves cutting the cables.

25 Feb: Basslink interconnector update

25 Feb: Basslink interconnector update

Basslink  has  progressed  with  its  fault  location  phase  and  continues  to  work  around  the  clock to return  the interconnector  to  operational  status.

12 Feb: Basslink interconnector update

12 Feb: Basslink interconnector update

Work continues in Bass Strait with the Basslink team presently doing its best to narrow down the fault location on the cable.

27 Jan: Basslink interconnector update

27 Jan: Basslink interconnector update

Initial cable inspection did not reveal any obvious seabed disruption; Cable vessel sailing to Bass Strait after program of significant works in Geelong; Second phase of vessel activity expected to…

14 Jan: Basslink interconnector update

14 Jan: Basslink interconnector update

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Basslink resumes full service

Basslink resumes full service

Following the recent reported outage of the Basslink interconnector on Saturday 17 April, Basslink returned to full operational service on Monday 26 April at 6:24pm.

Basslink outage

Basslink outage

The Basslink interconnector was taken out of service following a problem in the valve hall at the George Town Converter Station in Tasmania on Saturday 17 April.

Basslink’s switch-on provides faster broadband for Primus’ Tasmanian customers

Basslink’s switch-on provides faster broadband for Primus’ Tasmanian customers

Today Primus Telecom announced that a new era of faster broadband has begun in Tasmania with the activation of its transmission on Basslink’s fibre-optic cable to Tasmania.

Basslink Telecoms officially launches commercial services

Basslink Telecoms officially launches commercial services

Basslink has officially launched the commercialisation of the Basslink Telecoms business in George Town, Tasmania today.

Basslink Telecoms carries its first broadband traffic to Tasmania

Basslink Telecoms carries its first broadband traffic to Tasmania

Basslink Telecoms is delighted to announce that traffic is flowing on the Melbourne-Hobart fibre optic link, following an extensive testing and commissioning process completed in recent days.

Media Statement Clarifying Events of Jan 09

Media Statement Clarifying Events of Jan 09

During the period 28-30 January 2009, record high temperatures were recorded in Victoria and Tasmania, resulting in high electricity demands in Victoria and South Australia on the 29th and 30th…

Basslink Telecoms on track for June launch

Basslink Telecoms on track for June launch

Basslink Telecoms has today confirmed that it continues to anticipate the first customer services will be flowing before the end of June.

Internode signs up as Basslink’s first ISP customer

Internode signs up as Basslink’s first ISP customer

National broadband company Internode has signed an agreement to use the new Basslink fibre-optic cable to significantly increase its data backhaul capacity between Tasmania and the mainland.