Slow Internet Last Night?
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’.
@achimsawall It was a planned update that unfortunately went wrong. We're sorry for that but it should be fixed now. /CT
— Telia Sverige (@TeliaSverige) May 20, 2014
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 –
Is anybody else in Europe having problems reaching sites in the U.S.? Telia’s network does not work for me right now.
— Roland Kuhn (@rolandkuhn) May 19, 2014