Joseph Gibbs wrote:
As I understand things, It'll still be a couple of
years until we see
the full effects of this. (Legislation needs to be finalised and
The paper suggests 2008 at a minimum for LLU to be ready. It's somewhat
vague about the details as it's a "plan of action" and calls for more
detailed papers to be written describing the "how". These papers are
generally to be ready by July 2006, although some are to be ready by 2007.
Also, will the current infrastructure handle this? My
currently getting a max of about 300kb (small 'b') on our 2mb
connection - because our exchange is overloaded and due to be upgraded
by telecom "sometime in the future". And that 300kb is only when our
net works at all... Our ISP says they've had many complaints about
this, ever since Telecom started upgrading to 3.5mb.
There are several reasons why you get that speed:
1) Your line quality might suck.
2) A sucky DSLAM (Conklin)
3) Congestion from your DSLAM to the ISP
4) Congestion from the ISP to your destination site.
LLU fixes the first 2 trivially, and makes 3 avoidable.
Still, looks like what many of us have been waiting
for, for quite a long time.