From El Reg:BT broadband in broad-based brownout and TITSUP incidents
Outages and slow downloads leave customers cursing carrier from Manchester to Portsmouth
If you can't reach a chum in the UK, chances are they've fallen victim to a substantial outage that's hit BT's voice and broadband services. Or a Total Inability To Support Usual Performance
) incident. The carrier appears to be suffering from two issues, the first reported to us by Reg
readers Colin and Neil who've complained of very slow downloads, difficulties accessing the Web, dropped packets galore and traceroutes that don't make it past the home gateway.
A glance at the carrier's service status page
omits mention of the slow access problem, but does reveal 15 outstanding issues including one that's hitting over 40 communities from Manchester to Newquay.
Estimated restore times for services vary, but Mancunians have been warned that their troubles may persist until Monday, August 3rd.
The outages don't appear to be confined to any particular area or piece of infrastructure: a quick check of BT's list reveals locations in Wales, Northern Ireland, Cornwall, the south coast and inside the M25 all have problems