IT News Thread, Large number of internet users without broadband due to outage in Edinburgh in Other News; "Tens of thousands of homes across the UK are without internet broadband on Friday night.
BT has confirmed the technical ...
30th October 2010, 02:25 AM #1
Large number of internet users without broadband due to outage in Edinburgh
"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.
Northern Ireland, Scotland and the north of England are the main areas affected.
A spokesman for BT said the company hoped to restore service as soon as possible.
"There's an issue with a node in Edinburgh and we've sent our engineers to deal with it," he added.
BT's website said it was "aware of a temporary problem" affecting the Fair Isles, Northern Highlands and Islands area, as well as the Edinburgh area."
BBC News - Broadband failure hits thousands of homes across UK
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30th October 2010, 07:38 AM #2
Not seen any issues like this with Japan or other places that have faster broadband - maybe that's just me ??
Originally Posted by localzuk
30th October 2010, 02:28 PM #3
The BT network seems to lack much redundancy. So when node goes down, rather than the affected exchanges being able to use another, they just get cut off. Maybe these other places have better redundancy?
Originally Posted by mac_shinobi
30th October 2010, 02:31 PM #4
There were similar problems in the West Midlands on Thursday morning.
30th October 2010, 02:52 PM #5
Yes, most consumer and cheap business option lack redundancy ... and that is where the cost savings are. That is why Universities, JANET, NEN, RBCs etc have higher costs. The worst that happens is that one node goes down and the rest of the grid still runs fine.
Virgin are a tad better than BT, but you get what you pay for.
30th October 2010, 04:12 PM #6
Or not when it comes to BT
Originally Posted by GrumbleDook
30th October 2010, 11:44 PM #7
If there is a problem with the internet, why are they putting a message on their website as those with the problem cant see it as they have no internet? Or am I missing something....
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