BT Suffers Massive Outage Due To Power Failure

A major Birmingham phone exchange was hit by a power failure yesterday lunch time cutting off hundreds of thousands of customers across the UK, an estimate has put the figure down as five per cent of BT customers were hit by this issue.

In a statement the company said;

“We can confirm that, as a result of a power failure at one of our major exchanges, some customers may have experienced loss of broadband service for a brief period this afternoon.

“All services have now been restored, with the majority of BT’s consumer broadband customers’ service being restored within just one hour.

“Some business customers’ broadband service may have been affected for a slightly longer period. Should any customers continue to experience difficulty in accessing their broadband service, they are advised to turn their hub or modem off and on again.”

BT have apologised for any inconvenience caused by the power problem.

Source [BBC]


David Allen

David Allen is a UK based freelance writer specialising in tech and gadget news, although he has worked on a very wide variety of subjects, including cars, lifestyle and breaking news stories. Being a lifelong fan Arsenal FC, he has experienced the joys of winning, but most of all being disappointed at the end of the season, "This makes for a better person" he says as it wouldn't do for everyone be lucky in life, where is the fun in that! He believes that the internet has opened up a whole world of opportunities for anyone that wants to take up the challenge and that there are plenty more opportunities to come, you just have to be there at the beginning of the next big thing!

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