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Monday's power failure in Ealing which led to broadband services going titsup hit ten ISPs and not just BT Openworld, BT Wholesale confirmed today.

Although BT OhIdoliketobebesidetheseaside was the worst affected, punters of other ISPs (Demon and PlusNet are thought to be among those hit) were also hit by the outage.

A spokesman for BT Wholesale played down the scale of the problem, saying that 12,000 people were left without ADSL following the incident. He added that the electrical failure was resolved within the hour.

One reader who contacted El Reg was told by tech support that BT Openwoe's ADSL service was "down for half the country" on Monday afternoon hitting both home and business users. ®

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