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Slow Internet Last Night?

20/05/2014

Telia Transatlantic Cable Map

The cause of the problems

Initially, it was thought that a shark may have cut or damaged the cable, however Telia cleared up rumours this morning, explaining that the cause was actually a software update ‘gone wrong’.

The effect on European internet users

This resulted in a major slowdown of many well-known websites for Internet users across Europe. Many web hosts who use Telia connections experienced outages for their clients. Luckily, our web hosting provider doesn’t use Telia so we didn’t experience any downtime.

Many users took to Twitter to find out if they were the only ones experiencing issues –