@alextw just for your information the claims of it being an open reach issue came directly from NOW this morning so I would suggest this is slightly more accurate that down detector who rely on customers to notify when they have an issue
The two claims that it is Sky and it is OpenReach are not incompatible.
An Openreach fault on the trunking from Sky to the wider UK internet would give exactly the symptoms, and the failure patterns, that were being reported.
But who is claiming it affected other ISPs, and where is this claim published?
Some users were claiming that all ISPs using OpenReach were affected, and the NOW rep on the phone with me claimed the same thing, despite me pointing out that my neighbors in the same block of flats who use other ISPs are not experiencing any issues.
You know, that unworthy thought never crossed my mind 💷💷💷