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Customers have reacted angrily to assurances made by ISP Eclipse that its broadband service is up and running again.

Yesterday, the ISP's broadband network went titsup leaving thousands without high speed net access. Today it issued a statement saying that the "service has now been restored".

But this did not chime with the experiences of many readers who've contacted The Register to say that they still cannot connect to the net.

One reader told us: "No customers that I know of are yet able to get back on line, including myself...Eclipse are refusing to give an estimate...they are still very much 'titsup'."

Another said: "Please be advised that Eclipse now accept that there is still a problem. I was without ADSL from 5pm yesterday until 10:00 today; seven of my friends on Eclipse are still down, despite numerous router-reboots. Throughout the night the Eclipse Service Status page proclaimed that 'all was well', which clearly it was not."

Indeed, within minutes of El Reg publishing its story earlier today, Eclipse updated its own status page with a report which appears to contradict the statement issued to us earlier.

"Following extensive monitoring this morning, we have identified that some customers are still unable to connect following a reset of their ADSL hardware. Engineers continue to work towards a full resolution ASAP," it said.

This was followed half an hour later by this one: "We have now identified a limited number of users that have ADSL connection sessions 'stuck' within BT's network. Eclipse Engineers are currently liaising with BT to resolve this ASAP."

A spokesman for the ISP - owned by Kingston Communications - said Eclipse's platform was sorted but that broadband users were stuck in "broadband limbo". ®

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