BT Down across the UKIf you’re a BT customer and you’ve got issues with your home phone or broadband connection, you are not alone. The company has confirmed both services are suffering from network issues, which is affecting subscribers across the UK. BT’s websites also appear to be down, which is stopping some users from being able to check the status of their connection.

Website reporting service Down Detector has been inundated with reports of errors across the country although the outage map is a little optimistic at best. This website is updated by user interaction and as such might not be truly indicative of the widespread nature of the issue. It has suggested that the problems started at around 2pm this afternoon. That’s already two whole hours without internet for some people!

A BT spokesman confirmed the problems, saying “It is true that we are down at the moment. We are aware of the problems and are working on them as fast as we can.”

We will keep you up to date on this story so please stay tuned and we shall let you know of any updates that we receive. This is the current word from BTCare on Twitter: