Connection speeds, contention ratios, etc?
I mean if it's [potentially] 33,000 customers sharing all 100Mbps then that's a little slow- about 3.3kbps.
Then again, that's still faster than my formerly-Pipex-now-Tiscali connection at peak times.
And what's the latency? Sneakernets can both give far higher bandwidth than even gigabit or 10 gigabit connections, and IP over Avian Carrier will be up to that level with holographic storage. But playing Quake over them would still be a little jerky.
If it ends up being [relatively] high latency due to a fairly crap infrastructure it'll not be any good.
It's a new technology and I'm old. It scares me...
Lets just hope it's symmetric upload/download, non-traffic shaped, no FUP, next-to-zero latency, 1:1 contention, etc etc. If it was less than £75 a month for that I'd go for it. £10 a month and I'd buy a few and bind them together into one huge super-'net-pipe.
Oh, and to Alan Parsons: tapping fiber without anyone noticing a dropped connection is orders of magnitudes higher than with Copper (find flat bit of cable, strip outer insulation and armour, and attach IDC connector. Hook each pin up to monitoring equipment. No loss of service unless you're a bad aim with the IDC connectors and no resplicing of fiber. Which is a bitch.).
Dead bird becuase that's a serious problem with IP over Avian Carrier.