Sky broadband CRASHES for thousands of Britons leaving children and adults working from home during lockdown without internet

  • Outage begins around 10:50am and majority of issues are with internet access
  • More than a thousand user complaints were recorded before 11am  

Sky broadband appears to have crashed across the UK for thousands of users. 

The ill-timed outage comes as millions of people, children and adults alike, are stuck at home under national lockdown. 

Schools and workplaces have shut due to the soaring coronavirus infection rates across the UK, leaving millions reliant on home broadband for work and schooling. 

The outage appears to begin around 10:50am and the vast majority of reported issues with Sky are regarding problems accessing the internet.  

As of 10:59am GMT, outage tracker site downdetector recorded more than a thousand reports of connectivity issues from Sky customers. 

Connectivity issues with the Sky-owned streaming platform NowTV have also been detected across the country, but to a lesser degree than the broadband difficulties.   

The cause of the issue remains unknown, MailOnline has approached Sky for comment. 

Hotspots of outages sprung up in Sheffield, Norfolk and London, but smatterings were seen at several major cities.  

As of 10:59am outage tracker site downdetector recorded more than a thousand reports of connectivity issues from Sky customers (pictured)

Sky broadband appears to have crashed across the UK for thousands of users. The ill-timed outage comes as millions of people, children and adults are like, ae stuck at home under national lockdown

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