Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/05/26/bt_static_business/

BT static IP customers get nothing but static

Remote workers downed

By Christopher Williams

Posted in CIO, 26th May 2009 10:41 GMT

BT Business broadband customers using static IP addresses have been booted offline this morning by an unidentified fault.

According to BT's status page, the problems were noticed at 9.51am and are ongoing, with engineers investigating. There's no word on the extent of the outage.

Static IP addresses are an essential feature of most business broadband packages, allowing secure remote working.

We've contacted BT for an explanation and will provide updates when they respond.

Updated:

BT called at 11.37am to say it had resolved the problem which affected "a very small number" of customers.®