BT down: BT confirms some home broadband and phone lines are not working #BT ...

BT customers have reported issues with their broadband and home phone line connections today, with the telecommunications giant confirming there are problems in a number of areas. Here's what you need to know about the latest BT service status.

PUBLISHED: 14:29, Tue, Oct 27, 2020 | UPDATED: 14:29, Tue, Oct 27, 2020

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BT down reports have been on the rise today, with customers of the telecommunications giant experiencing broadband and home phone line issues. Independent outage monitor Down Detector has today registered a spike in BT down reports today. According to Down Detector stats, out of those affected some 91 percent are experiencing broadband issues while others are having phone troubles.

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The Down Detector map says among the most reported locations experiencing BT issues are London, Birmingham and Manchester. Down Detector is an independent outage monitor which tracks social mentions to detect when popular services go down.

And at the time of writing Down Detector UK has registered a peak of around 600 reports of BT down. The official BT Status website has confirmed that there are ongoing BT broadband and telephone issues in a number of areas.

Their website says: "A small number of our customers in the areas shown below, may experience a loss of telephone and/or broadband services. We hope to have service restored as quickly as possible and apologise for any inconvenience this may be causing. Services can be affected by a number of different factors such as damage by third parties to the network causing cable damage."

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