BT's Mayfair exchange downed by robbery

BT's Mayfair exchange was robbed last night, leaving thousands of homes and businesses in central London without internet access this morning.

The raid cleaned out routers, networking cards and fibre at about 9.30pm on Wednesday, Reg sources said. According to data at Samknows, the exchange serves about 3,000 residential premises and 4,200 non-residential premises.