It was never a problem with the DNS, i've not used BT DNS for 4 years and yet I was still effected by the problems this morning. IT WAS (still is for me without VPN) A ROUTING ISSUE.
Yes, definitely not a DNS issue. Using Google's servers made no difference. Without connecting to a VPN my connection is still useless.
I'm actually finding pages load quicker through my vyprVPN connection than they do without it, even when the system was working normally. Just shows you how naff the network is at BT these days. It has been getting progressively worse over the last 6 months.
Struggling along here in N. Kent too. Can't load Apple Music at all, 75% of other websites slow or unresponsive.
Going via VPN improves things a bit which would seem to suggest a DNS issue to me.
For anyone who has access to one connecting via a VPN cures the problem. I'm currently doing so as a temporary workaround
Depends where I target my VPN.
Alternative Irish, UK and Belgian servers made no difference, but currently flying along with the Norwegians!!