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Cliphead
30th October 2010, 04:25
Tens of thousands of homes across the UK are without internet broadband on Friday night.

BT has confirmed the technical problems are affecting a "significant part" of the UK and say engineers are working to fix them.

Linky (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-11656851)

Made for a boring Friday night having no access.

nomadd
30th October 2010, 08:12
Tens of thousands of homes across the UK are without internet broadband on Friday night.

BT has confirmed the technical problems are affecting a "significant part" of the UK and say engineers are working to fix them.

Linky (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-11656851)

Made for a boring Friday night having no access.

..."Northern Ireland, Scotland and northern England"

Didn't realise the Internet had even reached those parts. One of the Barbarians must have chopped down the pole for firewood. :D

EDIT: Post number "666". Feels spooky. :)

AtW
30th October 2010, 10:38
Made for a boring Friday night having no access.

FFS, it's Friday night - go get smashed in a pub, support the economy like I did last night! :sick

shaunbhoy
30th October 2010, 11:00
support the economy like I did last night! :sick

Yeah, 2 pot noodles AND a bottle of White Lightning really helped the recovery AtW!

MarillionFan
30th October 2010, 11:56
Maybe Cliphead should meet some more neighbours!

YouTube - How to make a memorable introduction... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cMRgv11fIjA&feature=related)

Doggy Styles
30th October 2010, 16:05
Tens of thousands of homes across the UK are without internet broadband on Friday night.

BT has confirmed the technical problems are affecting a "significant part" of the UK and say engineers are working to fix them.

Linky (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-11656851)

Made for a boring Friday night having no access.Happened round my way in leafy Bucks three weeks ago.

gingerjedi
30th October 2010, 17:42
A BT equipment failure brought down ADSL2 customers on my ISP (IDNET (http://www.idnet.net/)) a couple of weeks back, a few hours later the status page said a BT engineer was on site fixing the problem.

Then ADSL MAX customers lost their connections, the BT numpty had switched off and replaced the wrong bit of equipment.:rolleyes:

Looking at the ISP forum they lost a shed load of customers as it was the second time that month a BT failure caused a total loss of connectivity. ISP and customers not happy with BT.

Troll
31st October 2010, 08:08
Tens of thousands of homes across the UK are without internet broadband on Friday night.

BT has confirmed the technical problems are affecting a "significant part" of the UK and say engineers are working to fix them.

Linky (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-11656851)

Made for a boring Friday night having no access.Whatever did we used to do on Friday nights before t'internet thingy came along..

MarillionFan
31st October 2010, 09:18
Whatever did we used to do on Friday nights before t'internet thingy came along..

'I used to hang around with my scally mates, checking out houses to break into, planning, deciding what car to steal and whose underpants drawer I was going to rummage through. Google street view saves so much time. Glib fron' - Eternaloptimist

RichardCranium
31st October 2010, 11:29
'I used to hang around with my scally mates, checking out houses to break into, planning, deciding what car to steal and whose underpants drawer I was going to rummage through. Google street view saves so much time. Glib fron' - EternaloptimistBut it's a hobby and it keeps him out of mischief.

VectraMan
31st October 2010, 13:06
I had no internet all Friday morning; apparently there was a BT fault that affected the Midlands.

UPDATE2 Major Broadband Outage Disrupts Internet in the Birmingham and Midlands − ISPreview UK (http://www.ispreview.co.uk/story/2010/10/28/major-broadband-outage-disrupts-internet-in-the-birmingham-and-midlands-area.html)

It didn't seem to reach the news though, but as soon as it's the North it's all over front pages. Sort of.

configman
31st October 2010, 14:07
I had no internet all Friday morning; apparently there was a BT fault that affected the Midlands.

UPDATE2 Major Broadband Outage Disrupts Internet in the Birmingham and Midlands − ISPreview UK (http://www.ispreview.co.uk/story/2010/10/28/major-broadband-outage-disrupts-internet-in-the-birmingham-and-midlands-area.html)

It didn't seem to reach the news though, but as soon as it's the North it's all over front pages. Sort of.

There was no broadband in Berkshire on a couple of occasions in the last 2 weeks, email server has now just gone down. I have to keep resetting the hub almost every evening to get a connection for the last 2 weeks. Not just me, neighbours too.

Doggy Styles
31st October 2010, 19:04
I've had a few more short outages today. In fact I had one a few minutes ago when I first tried to post this.

What is going on? Are all these outages over the country part of some cunning plan?