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Internet connections down worldwide

(9 Posts)
GrannyGravy13 Tue 08-Jun-21 12:33:07

Reports are coming in of many sites down worldwide including U.K. government, Amazon, Reddit and many more...

timetogo2016 Tue 08-Jun-21 12:36:59

All is fine here in staffordshire GrannyGravy13.

Chestnut Tue 08-Jun-21 12:37:05

One day we will disappear up our own backsides because we rely on the internet for everything now.

Quote: While the reason for the crash remains unclear, it is likely the issue is with US firm Fastly - a content delivery network (CDN) company that helps users view digital content more quickly.
Fastly's technology requires it to sit between its clients and their users, meaning that if the service suffers a failure, it can prevent those companies from operating on the net at all.

Chestnut Tue 08-Jun-21 12:38:37

It seems to have been fixed. This now on the BBC News website:

GrannyGravy13 Tue 08-Jun-21 12:42:53

Thanks for the info Chestnut I am plugged into CBeeBees with GC

Shandy57 Tue 08-Jun-21 12:44:57

I remember the web crashing years ago, the cables under the Indian Ocean had been damaged.

Blossoming Tue 08-Jun-21 14:56:48

All fine here

JackyB Tue 08-Jun-21 15:47:33

We wouldn't notice here in Germany. This country is notorious for its awful broadband service. They say the new government, whoever they will be, should prioritise improving digital services, especially in the light of it becoming indispensable during the pandemic.

Namsnanny Tue 08-Jun-21 17:00:20

I wonder how hard/easy it is to hack that company?
Just imagine what havoc could be wrought?