If your BT broadband was down this afternoon, you're in good company. 

BT have confirmed that a mass outage affected the whole of the UK, from the Western Isles right down to London.

Thousands of customers were affected, but the service was restored at around 4.40pm.

"Large numbers of customers have been experiencing temporary issues with their broadband services this afternoon. Customers can still receive and make calls as normal," BT said in a statement.

"We've been working hard to fix the issue and are glad to report that nearly every customer affected is now reconnected, approximately two hours after the problem started."