Broadband Epic Fail

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My 3g stick is finally the least worst option.

AJ

UPDATE from El Reg:

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Flooding then? Hmm. (Actually, see the update at the bottom.)

A fire at a BT building in central London is causing widespread landline, internet and mobile network problems, according to reports.

A blaze at Burne House in North Paddington was reported this morning.

According to Gradwell, a business ISP, 437 local exchanges and up to 37,500 Datastream circuits have been affected. It said the fire was having nationwide repercussions on communications.

Vodafone has told customers its network was also hit by the incident.

BT said in a statement: “Following a fire at a BT exchange in the Paddington area, customers in parts of North and West London may be experiencing a loss of broadband and/or telephone service. Customers in other parts of the country may also be affected."

The company was still assessing the impact of the damage, it said, "but will only know the full extent of the impact once the site has been declared safe and our engineers are able to enter the building. We will issue a further update once we have more information on the incident.” ®

Update

Gradwell have posted an update, including a list of over 400 affected exchanges, here.

While fire was the problem earlier down in Paddington, flooding is the issue now apparently. Famine, pestilence, war and a plague of boils are surely not far behind.

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About Al Jahom
Anti-social malcontent, misanthrope and miserable git.

One Response to Broadband Epic Fail

  1. JuliaM says:

    Flooding?

    Oh, well. At least it’s not pikeys stealing the copper cables again!

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