[GLLUG] EFM costs

Oliver Howe ojhowe at gmail.com
Thu Mar 6 17:17:47 UTC 2014


Thanks, I'll check them all out. We used to have a couple of ADSL lines so
the speed was quicker but we had a lot of problems with reliability. Our
EFM line is much more reliable, but gets maxxed out now and then.



On Thu, Mar 6, 2014 at 4:58 PM, Andy Smith <andy at bitfolk.com> wrote:

> Hi Jean,
> On Thu, Mar 06, 2014 at 04:50:56PM +0000, Jean van Wyngaardt wrote:
> > EFM where business is concerned is not a bad idea. You sure can get fast
> > home fibre broadband with the 80 odd down and 12 up, but you also have
> high
> > contention ratios and quality of service to contend with. Leased lines
> are
> > 1:1 and have an uptime guarantee, which in a business context - it can be
> > vital depending on what services your servers are running.
> I would still consider bonding multiple connections that are backed
> by both BT and an unbundled provider for diversity. Individually
> they will be worse contention and lower availability than EFM, but
> in combination they should be better and may represent good value
> for money.
> http://aaisp.net.uk/ can sell you such a product that will be pretty
> much plug and play. They can do the EFM quote too though I wouldn't
> expect it to be the cheapest, so I only mention them because they
> are likely to be able to do you the bonded solution as an official
> service.
> Cheers,
> Andy
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