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BT engineers head into final furlong of summer storm repairs

BT engineers have been making hay with network repairs, fixing seven of the 13 remaining areas affected by July’s summer storms.

In Northern Britain, staff are back to normal duties in West Central Scotland, South East Scotland and West Yorkshire.

South of the M62, emergency status has been lifted in Leicester, Newport Severnside, Cambridge and Chelmsford, and Coventry.

BT engineers head into final furlong of summer storm repairs
The sun is setting on this summer’s BT flood repairs

Read more about Why Hasn’t BT Openreach Fixed My Broadband?More than 20 BT Openreach management areas were placed under Matters Beyond Our Reasonable Control notices due to flooding, wind and lightning damage last month.

The MBORC allows Openreach to ignore its contractual obligations to ISPs to install new broadband connections and focus on fixing faults.

Openreach is the division of BT responsible for building and maintaining the ‘last mile’ of its network, from the telephone exchange to the customer.

South West Scotland, North East Scotland, Cumbria, Birmingham and Black Country, Derby and Nottingham, Swindon remain under MBORC.

BT hasn’t revealed the level of work to be completed in the last regions, but the current rate of work looks set to have them off the crisis list by the end of August.

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