Australia's broadband is being attacked by birds. Thousands of cockatoos are chewing the broadband cables that cross Australian . This is causing hundreds of of dollars in . Australia's National Broadband Network (NBN) maintains the -optic cables. It spends thousands of dollars to fix cable. The birds are causing to Internet users. They have reported Internet and very slow .
Cockatoos are a type of . They normally eat fruit and . An NBN spokeswoman was why the birds liked the cables. She guessed that it was their colourful covers. She told reporters: "They are sharpening their and as a result will attack and tear apart they come across." She joked: "These birds are …I guess that's Australia for ; if the spiders and don't get you, the cockatoos will."