BT wilts in the heat
Leased-line punters scorched
BT has admitted that some of its leased-line customers may have suffered problems recently due to the UK's record-breaking heatwave.
One reader told us how his connection began wilting as temperatures in the UK touched 100°F. And when he contacted BT he was told: "It was due to the heat."
A BT spokesman told us: "The air conditioning and cooling systems in exchanges have been working flat out in the heat."
Even so, he confirmed that there had been some "leased-line outages" reported but explained that it was not a widespread problem. ®