Sky broadband CRASHES for thousands of users across the country  

Sky broadband appears to have crashed for thousands of users across the UK as part of what seems to be a mass outage. 

Disgruntled users started reporting problems with their internet around 4:25pm GMT and outage tracking site DownDetector saw a peak in complaints if more than 2,000 shortly after.

The vast majority of issues were with accessing the internet, accounting for 95 per cent of all problems. 

NowTV, the streaming service owned and run by Sky, also appear to be experiencing an unusually high number of user complaints. 

Disgruntled users started reporting problems with their internet around 4:25pm GMT and outage tracking site DownDetector saw a peak in complaints if more than 2,000 shortly after

Disgruntled users started reporting problems with their internet around 4:25pm GMT and outage tracking site DownDetector saw a peak in complaints if more than 2,000 shortly after

The south coast of England and London appear to be the two most affected areas by the recent outage

The south coast of England and London appear to be the two most affected areas by the recent outage

The south coast of England and London appear to be the two most affected areas by the recent outage. 

MailOnline has approached Sky for comment. 

Users took to Twitter to vent their frustration at the loss of service, which comes just two weeks after another drop in coverage. 

Hampshire-based users were the most vocal, with one Twitter user, Lucy Oakley, tweeting: ‘#skybroadband down again, 2nd time in a few weeks, is it the whole of Hampshire again or the whole of [the] country? Please sort before 8pm for the footy’

Her sentiment as echo by Ryan Terry, who said he regrets the day he changed broadband to sky last month. 

‘Always was fine with BT however since moving to Sky constant issues. What’s the complaints procedure please?’ he adds. 

Sky experienced technical issues on January 7 when broadband went down for thousands in the morning. 

A Sky spokesperson told MailOnline at the time: ‘There was a four minute outage to our broadband services this morning in the South Yorkshire area. We’re sorry for the inconvenience it may have caused.’ 

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

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