Feeds

BT fire: Everything should be sorted by Monday

Time to talk compensation

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

Voice and data services hit by the devastating underground fire in Manchester earlier this week are expected to be up and running fully again by Monday.

BT has so far restored services to almost all the 138,000 lines wiped out by last Monday's fire.

However, some 900 business and residential customers are still without a service, and there are still ongoing problems with some data services and private circuits.

BT is keen to emphasise the effort and resource it has committed to restoring services following what some have described as a "catastrophic failure of the BT network".

However, as the service is restored, attention will no doubt focus on the cause of the fire and the not-so-small matter of compensation for those affected.

A spokesman for BT said the issue of compensation couldn't be discussed until the cause of the fire was known. "It's a question of liability," he said. ®

Related stories

Black helicopters hover over Manchester A-bomb bunker inferno
BT fire: 'situation improving'
BT denies cable fire was in A-bomb exchange
BT struggles to repair Manchester fire damage
BT fire disrupts emergency services
BT cable fire causes 'extensive damage' in Manchester

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

More from The Register

next story
729 teraflops, 71,000-core Super cost just US$5,500 to build
Cloud doubters, this isn't going to be your best day
Want to STUFF Facebook with blatant ADVERTISING? Fine! But you must PAY
Pony up or push off, Zuck tells social marketeers
Oi, Europe! Tell US feds to GTFO of our servers, say Microsoft and pals
By writing a really angry letter about how it's harming our cloud business, ta
SAVE ME, NASA system builder, from my DEAD WORKSTATION
Anal-retentive hardware nerd in paws-on workstation crisis
Microsoft adds video offering to Office 365. Oh NOES, you'll need Adobe Flash
Lovely presentations... but not on your Flash-hating mobe
Cray heaves out even mightier, Lustre-ous Sonexion 2000
Met Office and Los Alamos bomb boffins are apparently among its fans
prev story

Whitepapers

Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence
Download Choosing a Cloud Hosting Provider with Confidence to learn more about cloud computing - the new opportunities and new security challenges.
New hybrid storage solutions
Tackling data challenges through emerging hybrid storage solutions that enable optimum database performance whilst managing costs and increasingly large data stores.