Feeds

Easynet network goes titsup

Customers tweet their fury

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

Updated Easynet's core network is down this morning, leaving thousands of businesses and homes without internet access.

A message posted to the firm's status page at 8.45am reports a nationwide outage, affecting all connections.

Customers have turned to Twitter - presumably via a secondary connection - to complain and compare notes.

According to Easynet's own account says it is currently restoring services.

A spokeswoman told The Register the firm is investigating the cause. We will update this story when more information is available.

The major outage marks an inauspicious start for Easynet as a company independent of Sky.

It was sold to a private equity firm in September and has since announced a round of redundancies. Although Sky retained ownership of the network infrastructure built by Easynet, the broadcaster's home broadband customers do not appear to be affected by today's outage. ®

Update

Easynet sent this statement:

We experienced some network interruptions at approx. 8am this morning. This was due to an interoperability issue on the network. Standard procedure was immediately invoked and we diverted all traffic via alternative routes.

Since approx. 10am services have been confirmed as coming back live to the affected customers, and we anticipate full service will be restored to them well within our normal SLAs. Full analysis into the root cause of the issue will be provided to the impacted customers as per our normal process.

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

More from The Register

next story
Brits: Google, can you scrape 60k pages from web, pleeease
Hey, c'mon Choc Factory, it's our 'right to be forgotten'
Of COURSE Stephen Elop's to blame for Nokia woes, says author
'Google did have some unique propositions for Nokia'
FCC, Google cast eye over millimetre wireless
The smaller the wave, the bigger 5G's chances of success
It's even GRIMMER up North after MEGA SKY BROADBAND OUTAGE
By 'eck! Eccles cake production thrown into jeopardy
Mobile coverage on trains really is pants
You thought it was just *insert your provider here*, but now we have numbers
Don't mess with Texas ('cos it's getting Google Fiber and you're not)
A bit late, but company says 1Gbps Austin network almost ready to compete with AT&T
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Cloud and hybrid-cloud data protection for VMware
Learn how quick and easy it is to configure backups and perform restores for VMware environments.
Three 1TB solid state scorchers up for grabs
Big SSDs can be expensive but think big and think free because you could be the lucky winner of one of three 1TB Samsung SSD 840 EVO drives that we’re giving away worth over £300 apiece.
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.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.