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Cockatoos by chewing through cables are causing trouble for Australia’s national broadband network.


 
NBN said replacing power and internet cables cost $10,000 a piece, but internet service had not been disrupted by the bird’ activity.
 
According to NBN ‘s Chedryian Bresland in a blog post, “ They are constantly sharpening their beaks and as a result will attack and tear apart anything they come across. Unfortunately, they have developed a liking to our cables.”
 
The company claims that 200 cables were damaged in total on eight towers with cable damage costing of $80,000 to replace and begin capping the end of spare cables with a canister costing additional $14  more to prevent future damage.




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