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UK ADSL Users Hit By BT Outage

Posted: 30th Nov, 2005 By: MarkJ
It's being reported that thousands of broadband ADSL users around the country were hit by a major service outage yesterday evening, which prevented them from connecting to their respective ISP's:

Problems started at around teatime yesterday evening and continued into the early evening just as many people were coming home from school and work looking to log onto the net.

AOL UK reported a spike in calls to its call centre with people unable to log on to their broadband service.

"We estimate that around 100,000 people would have tried to get on and couldn't," an AOL spokesman told El Reg, explaining that the downtime could have lasted anywhere between a few minutes or up to a couple of hours.


BT has apologised for the problem, which appears to have been related to a software fault in three of their servers. Thankfully all should now be back to normal. More @ The Register.
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