Thursday, 29 September 2011

Rutland Outage

Rutland Telecom had an outage this week which they reported on their web site thus:
Service Status Wednesday 28th September 2011 @ 08:35 (BST)
We are experiencing an outage from our Back-haul provider which is affecting all internet/phone services.
Rutland are one of the leading alternate rural broadband providers in the UK, using BT's copper pairs in Sub Loop Unbundling for VDSL2 Internet access similar to what BT themselves are offering with Infinity but targeting rural locations.

What's worrying about their outage is that it is clear that they are totally reliant on a third party to support their service and they are using their Internet access service to provide telephony, which is much more fragile than the Plain Old Telephone Service (POTS) that we have grown accustomed to.