Cable damage disrupts TalkTalk and BT broadband

Service outages affect a 'small number' of customers.

An undisclosed number of BT and TalkTalk customers across the country have found themselves without any phone or broadband service, following yet more cable thefts and damage.

BT loses vast amounts of copper cables every year, largely due to rogue scrap metal dealers who pull up cables to illegally sell the metal on. These criminal capers cost BT and other broadband providers a fortune and cause service disruption for their customers.

As reported by ISPreview UK, a "small number" of BT customers in a few areas are currently seeing a disrupted service.

The affected areas include:

  • Larne
  • Llandovery
  • Bishops Waltham
  • Wrexham

Outages are also reported in a number of areas of London, including:

  • Grove Park
  • Faraday
  • Hatfield Woodhouse
  • London Sidcup
  • North Benfleet
  • Binbrook

TalkTalk is also reporting a fault with its network in the north of England - areas include Northumberland, Gateshead, County Durham and Darlington.

In addition, a few other areas around the UK, including Newport, Newquay, Bedford and Kettering, are experiencing disruption due to cable damage.

Has your broadband service been disrupted recently? Let us know in the comments.

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