BT Broadband Outage

Just so we're all clear, large Telecoms companies that serve the whole of Britain drop the ball just as inconveniently as small community ISPs. The difference being the community ISPs feel the pain closer to home, and can relate to the impact in a far more personal way than a faceless corporate entity.

Any noise from large telcos who want to compete with Community ISPs for the rural market on grounds of service availability and reliability should take heed of BTs record here - it isn't stellar. Own dog food/medicine rules apply.