Very Very strange things happening here. My foxtel is out with no signal. But my Internet ADSL is working fine. So I went to ring up Foxtel this morning. Well, when I eventually got around to ringing them that is. First thing is that the cordless phone had crashed and needed to be reset. Then I could not get a dial tone. Nor could I get a dialtone on the other line in the house. So I just rang Telstra and they tell me that there is a problem with the exchange. And they do not have a resolution time.
My guess is that there is a problem with power at the exchange. ADSL is operating on Backup UPS batteries, but the generator for the exchange has failed and there is a blackout down in that part of town. I am not sure I will ever find out more of what happened at the exchange but that is my guess