Update: 12.20 BST: BT says the issue has now been fixed and services have been restored.
BT has confirmed that it’s experiencing problems with its broadband service this morning. Customers across the UK appear to be unable to get online, with the company currently working on a fix.
Some BT Broadband customers have reported problems accessing websites this morning. Sorry, we're aware of a problem & working to fix asap
— BTCare (@BTCare) July 20, 2016
"We’re sorry that some BT and Plusnet customers have been experiencing problems accessing some internet services this morning," said a spokesperson when we got in touch with BT earlier. "This is affecting around 10 per cent of internet usage and has been caused by power issues at one of our internet connection partners’ sites in London. Services are now being restored, and engineers are working to fix the problems for the remaining customers that are affected."
The company's service status page shows that customers in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are all affected.
BT's Plusnet service is also down.
We're aware that some customers are having issues getting online. We're investigating and you can find updates at https://t.co/Pwk4yl2VyG
— Plusnet Help (@plusnethelp) July 20, 2016
Surely a valid enough excuse for abandoning the office and heading to your local park.
We'll update this story as more comes in.